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DSHS Research and Data Analysis (RDA)


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Cost and Cost Savings



Progress with enforcing youth tobacco access laws. Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment block grant funding can be reduced if the state retailer violation rate exceeds 20 percent.  The reports below cover methods and protocols, and outcomes of retailer compliance checks.


Workforce Development

The Chemical Dependency Professional: Issues in Diversity and Workforce Planning (October 2011)


Chemical dependency professionals (CDPs) form the cornerstone of alcohol and drug treatment services in Washington State. This research brief highlights findings related to CDPs from a 2009 survey conducted by the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. The findings underscore the need for policy makers, treatment providers, and other professionals involved in CDP workforce planning to address disparities in gender, race/ethnicity, and compensation, plus the challenge posed by health care reform.