Untreated addiction is a most serious health problem, contributing to or causing accidents, injuries and a wide array of illnesses. Untreated addiction also contributes to increased crime, violence, abuse and a host of other social problems. Untreated addiction also causes a serious financial drain on the nation’s economy. Conversely, the cost savings which can be realized where appropriate treatment is provided are equally substantial. With these and other concerns in mind, this volume presents model legislation to fill gaps in the continuum of care, eliminate problems in obtaining needed treatment and increase early intervention and treatment.