Follow-up-Capacity Management Project

This state funded project involves the development of a system to match individuals with high priority needs who are seeking substance abuse treatment with the relatively scarce services to meet those needs. The project involved the development of appropriate instruments for triaging substance abusing and dependent individuals, developing an acceptable method for treatment providers to report their capacity to provide services, and implementing a centralized means of bringing together individuals with high priority needs and the service capacity to meet those needs. This project provides excellent opportunities for advancing knowledge about substance use disorders. Over time, a body of information will be gathered which will allow, especially in conjunction with the treatment outcome study data, new insights and information concerning various aspects of substance abuse and dependence in Kentucky.