Intervention services work to identify at an early stage those individuals who are at risk of experiencing problems caused by their use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Following their identification through the school system, the criminal justice system, the workplace or other social systems, individuals are referred to specific intervention programs for educational and treatment services as appropriate.
Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
State law requires all South Carolinians who are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) to successfully complete the department's Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) before they can be eligible for relicensing by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The ultimate goal of the program is to improve highway safety by providing assessment, education, intervention and treatment services for DUI offenders in an effort to reduce their risk of committing another DUI in the future. This program is available throughout South Carolina.
For more information, see the ADSAP brochure.
Community-Based Outreach (CBO) Program
The Community-Based Outreach (CBO) Program provides identification, problem-solving and facilitation of the process to assist clients in obtaining access to Medicaid-sponsored services. The goal of the program is to improve Medicaid service accessibility for individuals who are currently experiencing or who are considered to be "at risk" or "high risk" for experiencing alcohol and/or other drug abuse/dependence or who are "co-dependent." Outreach activities are designed to ensure access to a full array of services to meet the medical, environmental and psychological needs of Medicaid-eligible and potentially Medicaid-eligible individuals. This program is available through the county authorities serving Aiken, Anderson/Oconee, Barnwell, Charleston, Fairfield, Greenville, Lexington/Richland, and Marion/Dillon counties.
Offender-Based Intervention (OBI)
The department's (OBI) programs provide services for individuals who are referred to the county authorities as the result of an alcohol, other drug or related arrest, excluding DUI. In addition, individuals who have been convicted of felonies often are referred to these programs upon their release from the correctional system if alcohol or other drugs were identified as a contributing factor in their crimes.
Youth and Adolescent Services (YAS)
Youth and Adolescent Services (YAS) is a program to provide intervention services for high-risk children and adolescents, which may include kindergarten through 12th grade, who are identified through the school system, human service providers, parents or self-referrals and who are experiencing a wide range of personal or behavioral problems. Through YAS, students and families are provided with the opportunity to learn new ways of coping with their problems so that they can avoid the development of more serious problems in the future.