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Addiction Services

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.

Mission

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.

Membership

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.

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 go to http://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/families_court.asp and see “Marchman Package”, or call the South Florida Behavioral Health Network at 305-858-3335.

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