Taking Stock: The Development of a Comprehensive Fee-For-Service Network of Drug and Alcohol Services in a Suburban County
Human service delivery systems often develop in much the same way as do metropolitan living centers, without preconceived integrated designs. Despite the lack of a coordinated developmental rationale, systems and institutions within systems vigorously resist modifications despite the presence of a myriad of factors and data which would appear to require change. The drug and alcohol system has tended to develop and function in much the same way throughout its evolution. This paper describes the development of a demand assessment system which provides for a rationale, client oriented, systematic approach to the delivery of drug and alcohol services at the county level. The cornerstone of this paper resides in the assumption that funding should be made available to cover the reasonable costs of service at appropriate facilities for clients in need of those services.
KeywordsResidential Treatment Administrative Unit Case Management Service Alcohol System Treatment Pool
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