|Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency|
The mission of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) is to reduce the impact of substance abuse in Nevada.
SAPTA works to reduce the impact of substance abuse in Nevada. This is accomplished through the identification of the alcohol and drug abuse needs of Nevadans and by supporting a continuum of services including prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support. SAPTA provides regulatory oversight and funding for community-based public and nonprofit organizations. The Agency is also responsible for the development and implementation of a state plan for prevention and treatment, coordination of state and federal funding, and development of standards for the certification of prevention and treatment programs. The Agency is a part of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health that serves as the Single State Authority (SSA) for the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant. SAPTA provides substance abuse prevention or treatment services via a competitive process to non-profit service providers and governmental organizations. In federal fiscal year 2014, Nevada will receive over $13.7 million from the SAPT Block Grant, and by federal requirement, 20% of the block grant is allocated to prevention programming and 75% is allocated to treatment programming. The other 5% is allocated to administrative services to manage these funds.
Substance Abuse Prevention Programs:
In state fiscal year 2014, SAPTA is funding 12 community-based coalitions and one statewide coalition serving all 17 Nevada counties. Additionally SAPTA funds 4 administrative programs, including the Nevada Prevention Resource Center which is the statewide clearinghouse for prevention information.
The coalitions use the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Five Step Model to create their Comprehensive Community Prevention Plans which are updated every three years using available current community-based data. The SPF was created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is built on science-theory, evidence-based practices, and the knowledge that effective prevention programs must engage individuals, families, and entire communities. The process involves building infrastructure and mobilization within a geographic area.
An essential aspect of the Five Step Model requires convening key stakeholders,
Treatment Admission Priority:
Treatment admission prioritization for all programs receiving Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SAPTBG) funds, except for Civil Protective Custody Services, must be conducted in the following order:
a. Pregnant injection drug users
b. Pregnant substance abusers
c. Non-pregnant injection drug users
d. All others
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs:
In state fiscal year 2013, SAPTA funded 22 treatment organizations providing services
In state fiscal year 2013, SAPTA supported services including 2,162 detoxification