Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0205.075.15.10 Substance Abuse

IM-24 April 22, 2011; IM-23 April 2, 2010

An individual’s time may be extended if they have been DIAGNOSED (or made a self-declaration) AND ARE IN TREATMENT with issues of substance abuse. A physician, other medical professional or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), may make the diagnosis. Treatment may include, but is not limited to, short term residential, day treatment, counseling, support groups, group education, group counseling, C-STAR, Alcoholic Anonymous (AA), Narcotic Anonymous (NA), etc.  The eligibility specialist must enter a re-evaluation date on the TA Work Requirement (COMPACT/FM8B) screen when the substance abuse treatment is expected to be completed.  Eligibility specialists must also create a reminder on the Alert/Reminder List (ALREMIND/FM7M) screen to re-evaluate the outcome of the participant’s treatment.