Definitions As used in this chapter:
Declaration of policy a It is the policy of the State of Vermont that alcoholism and alcohol abuse are correctly perceived as health and social problems rather than criminal transgressions against the welfare and morals of the public. Definitions As used in this chapter: It is characterized by: A chronic absence of control by the drug user over the frequency or the volume of his or her alcohol intake; and B inability of the drug user to moderate consistently his or her drinking practices in spite of the onset of a variety of consequences deleterious to his or her health.
Detoxification is monitoring and management of the physical and psychological effects of withdrawal, for the purpose of assuring safe and rapid return of the individual to normal bodily and mental functioning.
A appears to need medical care or supervision by approved substance abuse treatment personnel, as defined in this section, to assure his or her safety; or B appears to present a direct active or passive threat to the safety of others.
A assuring the safety of the individual or the public, or both; and B assisting the individual to return to a functional condition. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council; creation; terms; per diem a The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council is established within the Agency of Human Services to promote the dual purposes of reducing problems arising from alcohol and drug abuse and improving prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services by advising the Secretary on policy areas that can inform Agency programs.
Members of the Council may be reappointed. Each member shall be entitled to his or her actual and necessary expenses. May 20, ; amendedNo. Administrative support The Agency of Human Services shall provide the Council with such administrative support as is necessary for it to accomplish the purposes of this chapter.
Duties The Council shall: A a comprehensive and coordinated system for delivering effective programs, including any appropriate reassignment of responsibility for such programs; and B a substance abuse system of care that integrates substance abuse services with health care reform initiatives, such as pay-for-performance methodologies; 3 provide for coordination and communication among the regional alcohol and drug abuse councils, State agencies and departments, providers, consumers, consumer advocates, and interested citizens; 4 jointly, with the State Board of Education, develop educational and preventive programs; 5 assess substance abuse services and service delivery in the State, including the following: A the effectiveness of existing substance abuse services in Vermont and opportunities for improved treatment; and B strategies for enhancing the coordination and integration of substance abuse services across the system of care; and 6 provide recommendations to the General Assembly regarding State policy and programs for individuals experiencing public inebriation.
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs a The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs shall plan, operate, and evaluate a consistent, effective program of substance abuse programs.
All duties, responsibilities, and authority of the Division shall be carried out and exercised by and within the Department of Health. Authority and accountability for alcoholism services; rules for acceptance into treatment a The Secretary shall have the authority and accountability for providing or arranging for the provision of a comprehensive system of alcoholism prevention and treatment services.
This provision does not apply to the programs of the Department of Corrections. In establishing rules regarding admissions to alcohol treatment programs, the Secretary shall adhere to the following guidelines: Treatment and services a When a law enforcement officer encounters a person who, in the judgment of the officer, is intoxicated as defined in section of this title, the officer may assist the person, if he or she consents, to his or her home, to an approved substance abuse treatment program, or to some other mutually agreeable location.
The officer shall transport the incapacitated person directly to an approved substance abuse treatment program with detoxification capabilities or to the emergency room of a licensed general hospital for treatment, except that if a substance abuse crisis team or a designated substance abuse counselor exists in the vicinity and is available, the person may be released to the team or counselor at any location mutually agreeable between the officer and the team or counselor.
The period of protective custody shall end when the person is released to a substance abuse crisis team, a designated substance abuse counselor, a clinical staff person of an approved substance abuse treatment program with detoxification capabilities, or a professional medical staff person at a licensed general hospital emergency room.
The person may be released to his or her own devices if, at any time, the officer judges him or her to be no longer incapacitated. Protective custody shall in no event exceed 24 hours. If needed treatment is not readily available, the person shall be released to his or her parent or guardian.
If the person has no parent or guardian in the area, arrangements shall be made to house him or her according to the provisions of 33 V. The official in charge of an adult jail or lockup shall notify the Director of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs of any person under 18 years of age brought to an adult jail or lockup pursuant to this chapter.
If the person is an adult and requests that there be no notification, his or her request shall be respected.Alcohol Use in Vermont National data shows that more Vermonters (ages 12 and up) are drinking alcohol compared to the country overall.
The number of Vermonters binge drinking is also higher in our state than in the country overall. Yellowstone Recovery - Get A Free Consultation · Free Insurance Review · Chat Support Available · Personalized Care! The Camp Fire has sent record-bad air into the Bay Area.
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