5088.0: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 1:30 PM

Abstract #32391

Alternative and Complementary Health Practices in Addiction Treatment

Alan Trachtenberg, MD, MPH1, Lewis Gallant, PhD2, Robert E. Anderson, MA2, and Kathleen M. Nardini, MA2. (1) SAMHSA/CSAT/OPAT, , atrachte@samhsa.gov, (2) NASADAD

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's Office of Pharmacologic and Alternative Therapies (CSAT/OPAT) engaged the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Administrators (NASADAD) to poll its membership and determine which State programs were were aware of what healing practices being utilized in publicly funded addiction treatment programs in each of the States. The membership of NASADAD consists of each state's top official in charge of directly administering the Block grant for substance abuse prevention and treatment (SAPT) that goes to each state annually from CSAT, based on a Congressionally determined formula. State Directors were asked about all programs receiving Block grant or other public funds in their state. A surprising variety of healing practices were found to be occurring in the addiction treatment programs of many states. These findings will be presented and their implications for policy and future CSAT programs will be discussed.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to identify various alternative modalities used to effectively treat substance addictions.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 129th Annual Meeting of APHA