A community treatment program and six offices make up the Division
of Substance Abuse Services (SA): Office of Advocacy and Recovery Support; Office of Contracts and Reimbursement; Office of Certification and
Training; Office of Information Technology; Office of Prevention; and Office of Treatment and Recovery Services.
The Office of Advocacy and Recovery Support serves
as the SA liaison for community advocacy groups and the
Public Information Office.
Responsibilities include developing the SA Advocacy and Public Marketing Plan,
planning, developing and directing the preparation and dissemination of informational
material and coordinating the SA incident reporting process.
The Office of Contracts and Reimbursement manages all aspects of the
billing contracts management processes, including client enrollment,
contract utilization, claims adjudication, and provider
The Office of Certification and Training manages the program
certification process, provides certification and technical
assistance services, and provides a comprehensive statewide training
and workforce development program for SA.
The Office of Information Technology is responsible for the data
collection, dissemination and reporting for SA. Responsibilities include reporting for the
Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), National Outcome Measures (NOMS),
Substance Abuse Waiting List, client profile summaries, as well as
the management of the Alabama Substance Abuse Information System
The Office of Prevention manages all aspects of substance abuse
prevention within SA to include
the strategic prevention framework, Alabama Epidemiological Outcomes
Workgroup, Synar (Tobacco Sales to Minors Program), State Incentive
Grant and Regional Information Clearinghouses.
The Office of Treatment and Recovery Services manages all aspects of
substance abuse treatment within SA to include Adolescent Treatment Services, Adult Treatment
Services, Co-occurring Disorders, Opiate Replacement Therapy and