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02-INF-22: Drug and Alcohol Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs; and OTDA Audit and Quality Control (A&QC) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Screening/Assessment Process Review/Findings
02-INF-22 The purpose of this release is to provide local Social Service Districts (LSSDs) with additional information and clarification on temporary assistance drug and alcohol policy issues through: 1. the findings of recent OTDA Office of Audit and Quality Control (A&QC) reviews of Drug and Alcohol Screening and Assessment Processes in several districts that may be indicative of common error areas in the practice of the drug and alcohol policy/procedures statewide; 2. a compilation of the most frequently asked questions regarding drug and alcohol policy and procedure, as applicable to applicants/recipients of Temporary Assistance (TA), (Attachment A); 3. a reminder to utilize/maximize substance abuse treatment services offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals discharged from military services under other than dishonorable conditions, as these programs are generally provided at no cost to the State or local district; and 4. the availability of outreach materials developed to encourage temporary assistance applicants/recipients with drug and/or alcohol problems to seek treatment.


Created: 11/1/2002