|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 serves as the Single State Authority (SSA) for the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant providing substance abuse prevention or treatment services via a competitive process to non-profit service providers and governmental organizations. In federal fiscal year 2012, Nevada will receive nearly $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.
Substance Abuse Prevention Programs:
In state fiscal year 2012, SAPTA funded 11 community-based coalitions and one statewide coalition serving all 17 Nevada counties. Coalitions use the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Five Step Model to create Comprehensive Community Prevention Plans. 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.
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
For a list of certified treatment programs click this link.
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs:
In state fiscal year 2012, SAPTA funded 22 treatment organizations providing services in 70 locations throughout Nevada. Together, these providers had 11,503 treatment admissions. Services consist of intervention, comprehensive evaluation, detoxification, residential, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and transitional housing services for adults and adolescents, and opioid maintenance treatment for adults. Providers give admission priority to pregnant women, injection drug users, and provide counseling and education regarding HIV/TB, risks of sharing needles, and risks of sexual behavior while under the influence of mood altering drugs. Additionally, SAPTA funded four organizations providing TB/HIV testing services in State Fiscal year 2012.