substance abuse treatment

A bill aimed at making sure people with mental health and substance abuse disorders have access to early intervention and peer mentorship has unanimously cleared the Florida House.

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An administrative law judge Friday rejected a challenge to decisions by the Florida Department of Corrections to award two contracts for substance-abuse treatment services in state prisons. 

Scott To Propose $19 Million In Mental Health Spending

Sep 22, 2015
Associated Press

Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he will propose more than $19 million for mental-health and substance-abuse treatment services in his recommended budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

The operator of a 40-bed substance abuse treatment center in the Panhandle has lost its Department of Juvenile Justice contract, the News Service of Florida reports. Youth Services International, which also runs nine other centers in Florida, failed to correct programs involving safety and security for the teen boys in the program.