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Who We Are
The ASB was established by Ordinance in 1990, to improve coordination of substance abuse prevention and treatment services, through partnership with the Miami Coalition For a Safe and Drug-Free Community and other public and private agencies.Back to Top
The Miami-Dade County Addiction Services Board (ASB), recognizing that addiction is a public health and safety issue, is committed to the development and implementation of a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment services. The ASB seeks to foster a culturally-competent service delivery system that is accessible, coordinated, cost-effective, successful and scientifically validated for safety and efficacy in reducing the ill-effects of alcohol and other drug addictions in the Miami-Dade County Community.
Additionally, the ASB will work to provide better coordination between treatment and prevention services, collaborating with the Miami Coalition For a Safe and Drug-Free Community and other prevention efforts to build a seamless set of services from primary prevention to addiction treatment.Back to Top
18 Board members: 9 public sector members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and 9 private sector members selected from nominees submitted to the BCC by The Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community.Back to Top
Helpful Links and Information
To help increase awareness regarding prescription drug abuse, the Addiction Services Board assembled a panel of experts who presented “Prescription Drug Abuse: Multiple Perspectives on a Fatal Epidemic” at the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association/Florida Council for Community Mental Health 2010 Annual Conference on August 11, 2010 in Orlando, FL.
The Florida Marchman Act is a legal intervention process that can compel a substance abuser to receive court ordered and monitored assessment, stabilization and treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction. For more information visit the Clerk of the Courts website and see “Marchman Package”, or call the South Florida Behavioral Health Network at 305-858-3335.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:27:03 AM
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