The Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs (BDAP), Division of Treatment, is responsible for program planning and development of standards, policies, guidelines, service descriptions, and outcome data for the clinical functions of the substance abuse case management and treatment systems. In addition, the Division is responsible for the program planning, development, implementation, and oversight of standards, policies, guidelines, service descriptions, and outcome data for compulsive and problem gambling services. The provision of both substance abuse and compulsive and problem gambling training resources is also the responsibility of the Division.
The Division responds to the needs and demands of treatment professionals and publicly funded clients in Pennsylvania who are in need of substance abuse treatment services and/or compulsive and problem gambling services in a variety of ways:
· Facilitates program development, based on state and federal research data, which targets the need for programming and instrumentation to maximize the accessibility and effectiveness of treatment services;
· Evaluates data and research, via a comprehensive approach, as it relates to the development, promotion, and implementation of treatment services;
· Assesses training needs within the counties and the state for treatment professionals, and responds with targeted, technical assistance and regional training initiatives to meet those needs; and,
· Collaborates with state agencies, such as the Governor’s Policy Office, the Department of Public Welfare (DPW), Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), the Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF), the Office of Medical Assistance (OMAP), the Department of Corrections (DOC), Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP), the Department of Education (DOE), the Department of Revenue, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, as well as local agencies to develop programming and coordinate systems which serve the multiple needs of substance abusers and/or problem gamblers throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.