What is a state substance abuse agency and what is their role?

Each state and territory offers information and support regarding substance use disorders through a state substance abuse agency. The role of a state substance abuse agency is to plan, carry out, and evaluate substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services provided to individuals and families. Specifically, they oversee treatment centers and counselors in their respective states and, in many cases, supply funding to providers, track state trends, and ensure residents receive the services to which they are entitled.


NASADAD Membership List

Aug, 2014
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Law enforcement agencies interested in contacting their state’s substance abuse agency can find contact information in this list. Your state’s substance abuse agency may be able to help you identify the programs and resources that are available in your local area and how these programs can be accessed.