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Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS)

Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) provides intervention for the treatment and management of substance use and addictive disorders in an outpatient or residential treatment setting. DAODAS offers a wide array of prevention, intervention, and treatment services through a community-based system of care.

The following are covered services:

  • Alcohol and drug intensive outpatient (IOP) services
    • IOP services are supervised structured treatment services provided to members who are in need of more than discrete outpatient treatment services or as an alternative to residential treatment.
    • The IOP generally provides 9—19 hours of clinically intensive programming per week based on the member's plan of care.
    • Services include individual psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, alcohol and other drug (AOD) and substance use counseling, peer support services (PSS), psychological rehabilitative services (PRS), family support, and medication management.
    • The following may be billed as discrete services:
      • Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation, psychological testing and reporting, AOD assessment, AOD assessment nursing services, AOD screening, service plan development (SPD), medical evaluation and management, crisis intervention, injection (Vivitrol®), and medication administration.
  • Day treatment/partial hospitalization program
    This is a structured and supervised intense treatment program that provides frequent monitoring/ management of the member’s medical and emotional concerns in order to avoid hospitalization. The program has access to psychiatric, medical, and laboratory services. Intensive services at this level of care provide additional clinical support in a community setting.
    • Services include: Individual psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, AOD and substance use counseling, peer support services, PRS, family support, and medication management.
    • The day treatment/partial hospitalization program generally provides 20 or more hours of clinically intensive programming per week based on the individual plan of care (IPOC).
    • The same services listed under IOP may also be billed as discrete services under the Day treatment/partial hospitalization program.

DAODAS subcontracts with many county alcohol and drug use authorities to provide direct services to patients. All 33 commissions are contracted with First Choice. To see a complete listing, see DAODAS commissions.

DAODAS coordinates services for adolescents who are preparing to return home after leaving drug inpatient treatment facilities, juvenile justice facilities, or other residential settings.

The following services require prior authorization:

  • Alcohol and/or other drug treatment program.
  • Detoxification for alcohol and/or drug services (medical or social).
  • Intensive outpatient alcohol or drug services (treatment program that operates 3+ hours/day and 3+ days/week).

DAODAS resources

DAODAS provider guide (PDF)