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|Bureau of Substance Abuse|
and Addiction Services
On October 1, 2009, the Office of Drug Control Policy was abolished. Administration for substance abuse services and problem gambling programs remains with the Bureau of Substance Abuse & Addiction Services (BSAAS) in the Department of Community Health, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration.
As part of its statewide leadership role, BSAAS works in partnership with local agencies to address the individual needs of each area. BSAAS strives to accomplish its goals through prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives.
BSAAS FY13 TO FY14 STRATEGIC PLAN:
Printable version of BSAAS FY13 TO FY14 STRATEGIC PLAN
A future for the citizens of the state of Michigan in which individuals and families live in healthy and safe communities that promote wellness, recovery, and a fulfilling quality of life.
| Promote wellness, strengthen communities, and facilitate recovery.|
Establish a recovery oriented system of care (ROSC).
Reduce underage drinking.
Reduce prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse.
Expand integrated behavioral health and primary care services for persons at risk for and with mental health and substance use disorders.
Reduce problem and pathological gambling.
|IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS |
| The Bureau of Substance Abuse and Addiction Services (BSAAS) will infuse cultural competency in its system with the specific goal of improving quality of services and health outcomes while reducing disparities. Further, the BSAAS is committed to utilizing the Strategic Planning Framework (SPF) Model in the implementation of the four Strategic Plan Priorities. The SPF is an evidence-based and data-guided five-step planning process, the five steps are:
- Assessment of population needs, resources, and readiness to address the problems and gaps in service delivery.
- Mobilization and building of capacity to address needs.
- Development of a comprehensive plan to implement each BSAAS Priority.
- Implementation of evidence-based programs, interventions, practices, policies, and infrastructure.
- Monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness, and sustain effective evidence-based, interventions, practices, policies, and infrastructure development.
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BSAAS seeks to address the many issues raised by various forms of addictive behavior that are found within our society and the consequences of those behaviors. The staff of BSAAS is comprised of individuals with expertise in the full range of issues that are present in the field of addiction. It is their mandate to provide statewide leadership to individuals actively engaged in confronting problems in the field, irrespective of where those problems may arise.
BSAAS is also collaborates with the Bureau of Community Mental Health Services on the issues of Integrating Mental Health, Substance Use and Physical Health Care and Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
BSAAS staff are assigned to several areas, a brief description of each follows:
Prevention – State and federal funds are used to support and expand the prevention infrastructure in Michigan. We are involved in reducing youth access to tobacco and underage drinking, and providing parenting awareness resources. Please click on Prevention to learn more.
Treatment – Through regional coordinating agencies (CAs), treatment services are provided to clients that include detoxification, inpatient and outpatient care, short and long term residential therapy, and access services for women and families. Opioid treatment medication, including methadone, is provided by opioid treatment programs (OTP). Please click on Treatment to learn more.
Recovery – BSAAS is committed to developing a recovery oriented system of care (ROSC) in Michigan. The focus is moving beyond symptom reduction and helping people to achieve sobriety, to assisting people with building their individual, social, and community resources to promote long-term recovery and community wellness. Please click on Recovery to learn more.
Problem Gambling – Problem Gambling services available to Michigan residents include: 24-hour helpline, prevention programs, and treatment programs. Please click on Problem Gambling to learn more.
Contract Management – Contracts are required of those receiving funds from this office. We develop, manage, and monitor such contracts; as well as manage the substance abuse client data and performance indicator systems. Please click on Contract Management to contact us and learn more.
On October 26, 2009, administration for Law Enforcement programs, including Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Grant, Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Act, Asset Forfeiture Reports, and Meth Watch transferred to the Department of State Police. Their new website is www.michigan.gov/cjgrants.
On October 26, 2009, administration for Education programs, including Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act School Formula Grants and Governor's Discretionary Grants transferred to the Department of Education. Their new website is www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-43092_4878---,00.html.
These changes were a result of Executive Orders 2009-02 and 2009-42.