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64.019 Veterans Rehabilitation Alcohol and Drug Dependence
VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
38 U.S.C. 17.
To provide medical, social, vocational and rehabilitation therapies to eligible alcohol and drug dependent veterans.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
The Substance Abuse Treatment programs are located in VA medical centers and clinics. The programs offer various modalities of treatment including: detoxification, substance abuse rehabilitation (education; individual, group and family therapies; drug free modalities; relapse prevention; continuing care and other treatments), psychiatric treatment and psychotropic medication, social services, opioid substitution therapy and vocational rehabilitation. In the case of opioid substitution therapy, the VA is bound by the regulations for minimum standards established by the Food and Drug Administration and Drug Enforcement Administration.
Applicant Eligibility: Any veteran who requires treatment for substance abuse is eligible if meeting the following conditions: (1) has served in the active military, naval or air service; and (2) was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable; and (3) meets the general eligibility requirements as defined in program 64.009.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Not applicable.
Account Identification: 36-0160-0-1-703.
In fiscal year 2001, specialized treatment programs for veterans with substance use disorders treated 20,100 veterans on inpatient units and 4,500 in residential programs. Over 131,800 veterans were provided outpatient substance abuse treatment services by these specialized programs.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regional or Local Office: Contact the nearest VA medical center, outpatient clinic, domiciliary, or Veterans Regional Office. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for the list of addresses under Veterans Health Administration).
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: