The Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA) established a program that would treat and rehabilitate Washington state residents with substance abuse disorders by encouraging abstinence and improving vocational and behavioral skills and outcomes.

The Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA) established a program that would treat and rehabilitate Washington state residents with substance abuse disorders by encouraging abstinence and improving vocational and behavioral skills and outcomes.

Participants received chemical dependency treatment that included assistance reintegrating into the community, follow up care and services, and financial support. Participants also received various vocational rehabilitation services that included aptitude testing, vocational counseling, job search assistance, additional substance abuse treatment, and the opportunity to participate in one of three training programs established by ADATSA. Chemical dependency treatment and financial support were provided for a maximum of six months in any two-year period, while vocational services were provided for six weeks to three months within the period of chemical dependency treatment. Participants were adult Washington state residents with low incomes who faced challenges in the labor market and were incapacitated because of their substance use disorders related to alcohol or other drugs. Chemical dependency treatment and financial support were provided throughout Washington state. Vocational rehabilitation services were provided through three pilot programs: Rapid Rehabilitation Resolution in Spokane, WA; the ADATSA Cooperative Employment Program in Seattle, WA; and the Vocational Opportunity Training/Education program in Tacoma, WA.

Year evaluation began: 1989
Populations and employment barriers: Immigrants, Single parents
Intervention services: Health services, Substance use disorder treatment and mental health services, Soft skills training, Training, Occupational or sectoral training, Job search assistance
Setting(s): Tested in multiple settings
Hollow data points indicate average effects that may be due to chance.

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