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(a) The Legislature recognizes that alcohol and other drug
abuse should be viewed and treated as a health problem, as well as a
public safety problem. The alcohol and other drug abuse problem has
significant public impact and must, in addition to public safety, be
given community, education, social, and health attention if
prevention and amelioration are to be achieved. These approaches
should be coordinated into a multiagency and multifaceted program for
alcohol and other drug abuse control in the counties of the state.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that community alcohol and
other drug abuse services shall be organized through locally
administered and locally controlled community alcohol and other drug
abuse programs. The community alcohol and other drug abuse programs
shall operate under the principle that services are designed to be
equally accessible to all persons, including persons who because of
differences in language, cultural differences in language, cultural
traditions, or physical disabilities, confront barriers to knowing
about or to using the alcohol and other drug abuse services that are
It is the intent of the Legislature that the department
encourage the development of high quality, cost-effective services.
It is further the intent of the Legislature that poor quality,
underutilized, duplicative, or marginal services be disapproved by