The authority, by and through its board, shall have the following functions, powers and duties:

1. To coordinate and assist in activities in the county relating to drug control;

2. To establish in-patient and out-patient treatment facilities for persons addicted to the use of drugs and drug abusers. Such facilities shall include, but shall not be limited to:

a. detoxification centers and clinics for the out-patient treatment of drug abusers and addicts;

b. a treatment center where drug abusers and addicts may obtain professional counseling from physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and where possible, former drug abusers and addicts;

c. half-way houses to provide continuing treatment for drug abusers and addicts.

3. To create a referral program whereby drug abusers, addicts and persons and agencies concerned with their treatment will make use of the aforementioned treatment facilities;

4. To encourage and, when so requested, assist cooperative efforts among local narcotic guidance councils and state agencies in developing solutions to the drug problem;

5. To establish one or more treatment districts within the county based on geography and population density; and to employ a referral counselor in each treatment district;

6. To encourage and foster, if possible, the use of former drug abusers and persons formerly addicted to drugs as staff personnel;

7. To assist narcotic guidance councils of a city, town or village within the county in the development of preventative educational programs;

8. To act as agent for the county in accepting any public or private funds which may be made available to a county to control the problems of drug abuse;

9. To make a continuing evaluation of the preventative educational techniques and pharmacological and psychiatric treatment procedures used in the county;

10. To utilize former drug abusers and ex-addicts in educational counseling and make periodic evaluations of their effectiveness;

11. To establish youth centers to provide individual and group therapy and develop constructive work habits;