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Community Substance Abuse Treatment In 1996, Arizona voters passed Proposition 200 legislation whereby treatment, not incarceration, must accompany first and second time drug convictions. Through effective Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, participants are taught how to create new, drug-free lives for themselves and end the continuing drug cycle. The Drug Treatment Education Fund is a funding mechanism created to subsidize education and treatment services for offenders who fit the profile outlined in A.R.S. 13- 901.01 (A) & (F) and have a financial need.

The Community Substance Abuse Treatment Program offers four (4) treatment modalities: Substance Abuse Education, Standard Outpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and Aftercare. Participants are placed into an appropriate treatment modality based on information gathered from the Adult Substance Use Survey (ASUS).

Following the assessment, participants are referred to attend treatment at one of the contracted treatment agencies in their area. Under the guidelines of "Best Practice", each treatment vendor uses Cognitive Behavioral principles to effect positive change in the participant's life. Through a continuing partnership between the treatment vendor, the Probation Officer and the Assessment Center, an effective plan of action is developed and progress monitored.

For further information, please contact (602) 506-3173.

Quick Reference: Community Substance Abuse Treatment
Typical Probationer Characteristics Program Characteristics
  • Guilty of drug possession or drug use offenses
  • Minimum co-pay based on ability to pay
  • No jail time involved
  • Monthly progress reports sent directly to probation officer
  • Need for substance abuse counseling or drug education classes
  • Continuous contact with probation officer
  • Effective Cognitive Behavioral Treatment in a small group situation
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