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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
The mission of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) is to develop and maintain an effective chemical health service system in Minnesota that encourages and supports research-informed practices; expands the use of successful models; and systematically monitors outcomes.
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Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy
The Department of Human Services released the first statewide plan to decrease all substance abuse and addiction in Minnesota, in September 2012. This comprehensive plan will help save lives and dollars by making state prevention, intervention and treatment efforts more efficient and effective.
The State Strategy calls for a multi-agency, multi-faceted approach to prevent and address the far-reaching impacts of drug and alcohol abuse. The plan calls for close coordination among state agency partners on immediate and long-term recommendations which balance public safety, prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery support services and research to decrease all substance abuse and addiction.
For more information, please see the Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy webpage.
Substance Use Disorder Model of Care
The Department of Human Services (DHS) partnered with a variety of stakeholders to develop a new Model of Care for Minnesotans with substance use disorder. This partnership responded to 2012 legislation that directed DHS to develop “a community-based integrated model of care to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the service continuum for individuals with substance use disorder.”
For a copy of the Report presented to the Legislature in March 2013, please see the Minnesota’s Model of Care for Substance Use Disorder – Legislative Report.
For more information on the planning process, please see the Substance Use Disorder Model of Care Planning webpage.
Native American Curriculum for State Licensed Substance Abuse Programs in Minnesota Training
The primary intent of this substance abuse-related curriculum is to provide an educational experience primarily for prevention specialists and substance abuse staff of state licensed programs, to improve the substance treatment experiences for Native Americans, to provide a Native American cultural awareness educational program, to explore causal reasons for alcohol and drug abuse among Native American populations, to identify Native American cultural and spiritual ways, and other ways that contribute to the prevention, treatment and aftercare of alcohol and drug abuse among individuals and families.
This curriculum contains 22 modules that require 22 hours of instructional time. Up to 22 hours of continuing educational units are pending approval by Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
For more information, please see the ADAD Training webpage.
Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) Program Rule
The ADAD, in collaboration with Adult Mental Health and Children’s Mental Health Divisions, have begun the rule making process for creating a certification for integrated dual disorders treatment. This rule will help to ensure that persons with substance abuse and mental illness receive the most effective and comprehensive care available. This will not replace the current substance abuse delivery care system, but it will enhance our ability and our obligation to meet the complex needs of persons with co-occurring disorders.
For more information, please see the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) – Mental Health and Addiction Treatment webpage.
If you have questions please contact Kathy Mostrom at 651-431-2469.
Monitoring and Technical Assistance Area Map
The ADAD Treatment Services Section has divided the state of Minnesota into nine (9) monitoring areas. On the ADAD Treatment Services Monitoring and Technical Assistance map (PDF) you will find a legend identifying the state planner assigned to each area and their contact information.
Rule 25 Assessment Contact Numbers
Rule 25 refers to the administrative rule that addresses chemical use assessment, administrative requirements, and appeal and fair hearing rights of the client. All 87 Minnesota counties, 11 American Indian Tribes, and 9 state contracted Managed Care Organizations are mandated to provide this Rule 25 assessment to anyone who requests one, or for whom a chemical use assessment is requested. Use of a standardized, uniform, State-developed assessment tool was implemented in July 2008.
Clients who meet both clinical and financial requirements are eligible to have treatment paid for by the Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund.
For a statewide listing of contact numbers for a Rule 25 Assessment click the CCDTF Rule 25 Referral Numbers.
Rate Reform iLinc Training
Please join ADAD via iLinc for an overview of the CCDTF assessment and placement process along with changes occurring due to the rate reform project. Using iLinc to deliver this training allows you to participate from the comfort of your own workstation. All you need is a computer with either audio or a headset and phone! No travel is required and you’ll still be able to ask questions and get answers in real time as this is a live training.
A recording of this training can be viewed from the Training webpage. Handouts and additional resources are also.
E-Memos & Bulletins
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division uses E-memos and DHS Bulletins to distribute important information to CCDTF Coordinators. See E-Memos & Bulletins.
Drug abuse trend reports
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division writes a report twice annually about current trends in drug abuse in the Twin Cities for participation in a drug abuse epidemiology work group sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Community Epidemiology Work Group (online at: www.drugabuse.gov/about/organization/CEWG/CEWGHome.html. It is based on the most recent available data from multiple sources. Read the most recent report to find out the latest: Drug Abuse Trends: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota – June 2012.
Treatment program performance outcome measures
In conjunction with national efforts to increase the transparency and availability of addiction treatment outcomes, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services provides treatment program performance outcome measures for Minnesota treatment providers licensed under state Rule 31 and statewide. The Department plans on updating and generating these reports every year. To view the reports, see Publications and reports.
One-stop-shop for local alcohol and other drug use and consequence data
Substance Use in Minnesota is an interactive web site that provides a one-stop-shop for information that can be used by communities and prevention professionals for planning, monitoring, and evaluation. Created by Minnesota’s State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup and funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the site is devoted to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) consumption and consequence statistics and includes more than 70 indicators from 10 state data sources. For more information click the link or visit the website at www.sumn.org.
For more information about the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, contact us at: DHS.ADAD@state.mn.us or call us at (651) 431-2460.
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