Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA)
The State of Washington will pay for drug abuse or alcoholism treatment for those who are low-income and cannot pay for treatment. These services are provided to eligible residents under the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA). The application process involves applying for public assistance.
Individuals needing treatment should go to their local DSHS Community Services office for a financial assessment. If eligible for assistance, the next step is an appointment for drug and alcohol assessment with an ADATSA case manager.
When the assessments are completed, the treatment program will use the information to decide if the person needs and is eligible for treatment. If the person needs treatment, a treatment program start date will be given to the person, for their inpatient or outpatient services.
List of Community Services Offices (CSO)
If a person thinks they may have a physical or mental disability in addition to a substance abuse problem, click the do I qualify? for more information.