This study evaluates the effectiveness of providing chemical dependence treatment among non-Medicaid adults who were served by the Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. The authors found that individuals who received treatment for chemical dependence were less likely to be involved in the criminal justice period compared to the prior 10-year period, and that providing chemical dependence treatment was a cost-effective use of public resources.
Funding Source: Washington State Department of Social & Health Services
Providing Chemical Dependency Treatment to Low-income Adults Results in Significant Public Safety Benefits
An evaluation by the Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of chemical dependence treatment for justice-involved individuals