Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxication Treatment Act Law and Legal Definition

The Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxication Act is a model law drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. It was approved and recommended for enactment in all U.S. States. The law seeks to treat alcoholism as a problem of public health rather than one of criminal law. The act sets up a division of alcoholism within state departments of health or mental health. It also establishes and provides the money for regional alcohol treatment centers. The act also prohibits making public drunkenness illegal. As of 2010, 34 states had passed at least parts of the act.