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Substance Abuse Services (Residential)

Substance Abuse Services (Residential)

HRSA Service Definition

Substance Abuse Services (residential) is the provision of services for the treatment of drug or alcohol use disorders in a residential setting to include screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorder. This service includes:

  • Pretreatment/recovery readiness programs
  • Harm reduction
  • Behavioral health counseling associated with substance use disorder
  • Medication assisted therapy
  • Neuro-psychiatric pharmaceuticals
  • Relapse prevention
  • Detoxification, if offered in a separate licensed residential setting (including a separately-licensed detoxification facility within the walls of an inpatient medical or psychiatric hospital)

Program Guidance:

Substance Abuse Services (residential) is permitted only when the client has received a written referral from the clinical provider as part of a substance use disorder treatment program funded under the RWHAP.

Substance Abuse Services (residential) are not allowable services under RWHAP Parts C and D.

Acupuncture therapy may be allowable funded under this service category only when it is included in a documented plan as part of a substance use disorder treatment program funded under the RWHAP.

RWHAP funds may not be used for inpatient detoxification in a hospital setting, unless the detoxification facility has a separate license.

See also:

Substance Abuse Services (Outpatient)

Consumer survey info 2017 n=392

n Used in the last 12 months Needed but did not get (last 12 months)
Substance Abuse Services (residential) 139 89.2% 10.8%

Unmet need

For the purposes of this document, need is based on the response of a consumer when asked if there was a service they needed. MMP interviews patients in care and asks consumers if they need a service and if they receive it. Client services unit data identifies needs at the time of initial intake.

2016 MMP Percent with a Need 2017 Client Services Unit Need at Intake
Substance Abuse Services (residential) 2.7% 5.6%