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    Report Document No. 5
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    Document Title
    Substance Abuse Services Council Annual Report 2014

    Substance Abuse Services Council

    Enabling Authority
    2.2-2696 (F.5.)

    Executive Summary
    The Substance Abuse Services Council is established in the Code of Virginia [ 2.2-2696] to advise the Governor, the General Assembly and the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services on matters pertaining to substance abuse in the Commonwealth. The council met five times during 2014 (April 9, May 28, July 30, September 24 and December 2). All meetings were conducted in the metropolitan Richmond area. Meeting notices and approved minutes are posted on the council’s web page at www.dbhds.virginia.gov.

    The contents of this report cover the activities of the council in 2014. This document includes a very brief discussion of the epidemiology of substance abuse in the Commonwealth. During this period, council members heard presentations on critical topics related to providing services for people with substance use disorders.