Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act Law and Legal Definition

Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act is enacted to approach alcohol abuse and alcoholism from a comprehensive community care standpoint, and to meet the problems of alcohol abuse and alcoholism through:

1)comprehensive federal, state, and local planning for, and effective use of, federal assistance to states, and direct federal assistance to community-based programs to meet the urgent needs of special populations, in coordination with all other governmental and nongovernmental sources of assistance;

2)the development of methods for diverting problem drinkers from criminal justice systems into prevention and treatment programs;

3)the development and encouragement of prevention programs designed to combat the spread of alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and abuse of other legal and illegal drugs;

4) the development and encouragement of effective occupational prevention and treatment programs within government and in cooperation with the private sector; and

5) increased federal commitment to research into the behavioral and biomedical etiology of, the treatment of, and the mental and physical health and social and economic consequences of, alcohol abuse and alcoholism. [42 USCS § 4541].