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Glossary Terms for Policy 580.000

Chemical Dependency Screening
Used to identify offenders as either having a high or low probability of being chemically dependent for the purpose of referral for chemical dependency assessment. The Department's chemical dependency program uses the substance Subtle Abuse Screening Inventory (SASSI) as its chemical dependency screening instrument.
Referenced by
Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA)
An alternative treatment oriented sentence for offenders convicted of the Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act (VUCSA), or solicitation to commit VUCSA or those offenders the court finds a chemical dependency has contributed to their offense.
Referenced by
Substance Use Disorder
The addiction to alcohol or any mood altering substances.
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