Services for Substance Use Conditions are comprehensive and integrated community-based services designed to help individuals and families resolve problems resulting from the use of alcohol or other drugs and address co-occurring health and mental health conditions.
Note: Often Services for Substance Use Conditions are provided in a residential setting or in combination with other services. Additional service sections, such as Day Treatment Services, Group Living Services, or Residential Treatment Services may be completed.
Agencies providing only Co-Dependency Counseling will complete PA-SA 1, PA-SA 2, PA-SA 3, PA-SA 4, PA-SA 5, PA-SA 7, PA-SA 9, PA-SA 10, and PA-SA 11.
Agencies providing only Substance Use Counseling will complete PA-SA 1, PA-SA 2, PA-SA 3, PA-SA 4, PA-SA 5, PA-SA 7, PA-SA 8, PA-SA 9, PA-SA 10, and PA-SA 11.
Note: The standards for Services for Substance Use Conditions can apply to the following levels of treatment:
Diagnosis, Assessment, and Referral Services provided as a single service.
Co-Dependency Counseling, or counseling for family members or significant others affected by the behavior of a person with a substance use condition, when they do not use substances themselves.
Substance Use Counseling provided to persons in recovery. Counseling is primarily focused on relapse prevention and is provided to persons who need sustained counseling, support, and/or education to address a range of substance use issues. Counseling is frequently provided as a component of, or in conjunction with, treatment services.
Treatment for Substance Use Conditions provided as an intensive service for persons acutely affected by alcohol or other drug problems. Treatment addresses the full range of related issues, including: achievement and maintenance of sobriety or abstinence; health and mental health needs; counseling and/or psychotherapy; education; and improved social, emotional, psychological, cognitive, and vocational functioning.
Acute needs require immediate attention or treatment, without which the health of the person is at serious risk. For programs designed to meet non-acute needs (listed above), no standards that require physician involvement or oversight apply; however, programs serving individuals whose needs become acute, will make referrals for medical and other needed services. Please note that COA does not accredit medical detoxification programs.
Note: Please see Self-Paced_Training: Services for Substance Use Conditions (SA) in the Tools Index for additional assistance with this standard.