California's program for substance abuse treatment services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries, known as Drug Medi-Cal, provides a patchwork of services with an inconsistent level of support for different modes of treatment and for different treatment populations. In this report, we recommend an approach for addressing these concerns which would provide greater authority and resources for community-based services, contain the fast-growing costs of methadone treatment, and integrate a new and potentially more cost-effective mode of treatment into Drug Medi-Cal that does not require a net increase in state General Fund resources.
[PDF] Governor's Proposed Alcohol and Drug Program ShiftHandout Jan 26, 2011
[PDF] Alcohol and Drug Program RealignmentReport Jul 13, 1999
Substance Abuse Treatment in California: Services Are Cost-Effective to Society