Atlantic County Cuts Outpatient Rehab Services, Ups Spending On Halfway Houses

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Atlantic County will next year slash its spending on individual and group counseling for people in outpatient drug and alcohol detox programs but increase its spending on halfway houses, according to a new request for proposals.

The county, which spends more than half a million dollars on alcohol and drug abuse treatment each year, has money set aside from the New Jersey Division of Addiction Services and the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.

The total funding for drug and alcohol abuse services will be $560,756 in 2017, up slightly from $547,984 this year.

The bulk of that money will be spent on providing short-term residential and inpatient detoxification services, according to the RFP. Spending on halfway house services will rise to $40,000 in 2017 from $30,000 this year, while spending on outpatient counseling will slip to $12,000 from $25,500 this year.

The companies that were awarded contracts to provide the services this year were The Arc of Atlantic County, Atlantic Prevention Resources, Atlanticare, Career Opportunity Development, Hendricks House, Hope All Day Recovery Center, John Brooks Recovery Center, Marville, New Hope Foundation and Recovery Services of NJ.

You can view the request for proposals for 2017 here:

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