In the larger context of health and social service provision, formal treatment for substance abuse is a relative newcomer to the field, emerging only in the last several decades. Substance abuse treatment originated primarily from grassroots effort, first through churches and the temperance movement and later from the Twelve-Step movement whose genesis began with Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939. Although the first federal monies for substance abuse treatment also emerged in the 1930s in the form of funding for a program in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1935, and for a smaller program in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1938, it was not until the passage of the Narcotic Addict and Rehabilitation Act of 1966 and the Comprehensive Alcoholism Prevention and Treatment Act (Hughes Act) of 1970 that a ...

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