Chemical Dependency Treatment, Public Safety

Feb 2009 |
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Providing chemical dependency treatment to low-income adults results in significant public safety benefits

The Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse provides chemical dependency treatment to low-income adults in Washington State. This report examines the impact of chemical dependency treatment on criminal activity in calendar year 2007 among non-Medicaid adults served by DASA, including General Assistance-Unemployable (GA-U), Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA), and other low-income adults with chemical dependency who are not enrolled in Medicaid, GA-U or ADATSA. Reductions in arrests and cost reductions to crime victims and taxpayers are provided.

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