Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG)

The Regional Behavioral Health Authority receives funding for behavioral health services through the Federal Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG).  SABG funds are used to provide substance use services for Non-Title 19/21 eligible members. (People who are not covered by AHCCCS who have no other insurance or who are under insured.)

Intensive Treatment Systems is a participant in this grant and is allocated specific funding.  As a condition of receiving this funding, certain populations are identified as priorities for the timely receipt of designated behavioral health services.

Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) Priority Populations

The following populations are prioritized and covered under the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) funding:

  • Pregnant females who use drugs by injection;
  • Pregnant females who use substances;
  • Teenagers who use substances;
  • Other injection drug users;
  • Substance-using females with dependent children, including those attempting to regain custody of their children; and
  • All other members in need of substance use treatment.

All patients who are accepted under this grant will be assessed using the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) tool to determine the most appropriate level of care. 

Once accepted, services could include any of the following:

  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Residential Treatment Program if clinically indicated by the ASAM
  • Counseling/education about HIV and Tuberculosis (including the risks of transmission)
  • The risks of needle sharing and referral for HIV and TB treatment services if necessary
  • Counseling on the effects of alcohol/drug use on the fetus and referral for prenatal care
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Transportation

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Intensive Treatment Systems are happy to answer any questions you may have on the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG). 

Please call 1-855-245-6350 if you need any additional information.