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Technical Assistance and Training

The Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) contracts with experts to provide technical assistance and training services to help reduce and prevent problems associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) and problem gambling among the state's diverse populations. Funding for these services is derived from the Federal SAPT Block Grant (with the exception of problem gambling which is funded by the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund). These services, provided free of charge to California agencies, organizations, community groups and individuals, focus on specific populations and subject areas, thus enabling a requestor to identify and utilize the most appropriate prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resources.

Services Provided

Technical assistance (TA) services may include workshops, speakers, literature, newsletters, sample documents, program development training and toll-free telephone help-lines. Interested organizations and individuals can obtain training and assistance via workshops, telephone or on-site consultation, referrals, and resource materials. Helping new and existing ATOD programs and Friday Night Live programs to improve services is a priority.

Technical Assistance Projects

The ADP TA contractors assist in program development, reducing barriers and enhancing the cultural appropriateness of ATOD services, and increasing public awareness of the potential impact of drug and alcohol use. The contractors have extensive expertise in the ATOD field and can provide TA regarding the following 8 specific subject areas and populations.

Technical Assistance and Training History