Alcohol Safety Program Standards
To provide the best, most appropriate opportunity for intervention for every ASP client using best practices and promising approaches.
1. Provider Qualifications and Screening/Assessment Tools
All clients will participate in a substance abuse screening or assessment. Programs shall assure that all clients meet this requirement with a qualified treatment professional, defined as a licensed or certified substance abuse counselor or an apprentice working under the supervision of a licensed substance abuse counselor.
All qualified treatment professionals shall utilize an evidence-based tool for the substance abuse screening or assessment; and document which tool was used.
2. Client Contact
Programs shall develop practices designed to maximize client contact with program staff and treatment professionals. At a minimum, all clients will have face to face contact with a qualified treatment professional.
3. Collateral Information
Program staff will provide relevant collateral information to treatment professionals serving ASP clients (e.g., BAC, criminal, or family history).