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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, NAATP, has been the addiction service profession’s vision, voice, and thought leader since 1978. We are committed to advancing addiction services and supporting our ever growing membership of service providers. 

Who We Are

NAATP is a nonprofit professional society that represents hundreds of not-for-profit and for-profit addiction treatment providers who offer critical services along the full continuum of care, from intervention, transportation, private therapy, outpatient care, hospitalization, residential treatment, and continuing/aftercare.  We support our members by providing clinical and operational resources as well as law and policy advocacy. NAATP’s service as a convening body brings the industry together to promote collegiality and the dissemination of best practices.

NAATP’s leadership is essential. The addiction treatment industry faces complex issues, such as insurance utilization, parity enforcement, changing treatment therapies, and ethics and professionalism violations. Addiction Treatment Providers cannot operate effectively in isolation. Nor will the addiction service provider field thrive separate and divided. Professions evolve and succeed when their members communicate, collaborate, develop standards, and advocate together through a professional society. NAATP fills this role.

Mission & Values

NAATP is dedicated to upholding a strong Mission and set of Values and committed to delivering essential leadership and guidance to our membership. Learn more


The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) was formed in 1978 by industry leaders and organizations that had been at the forefront of addiction service since the 1940s. NAATP’s development has paralleled the evolution of the addiction treatment profession. Learn more


The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers is run by a small but mighty team of staff members based in Denver, Colorado, and across several other locations in the US. Learn more

Board of Directors

The NAATP Board of Directors serves as the Association's governing body providing oversight and vision for the Association. Board members serve without compensation as Association volunteers. Board members further support the organization by assuming their NAATP related expenses and supporting NAATP activities as sponsors. Learn more

Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment works - even if too few get the care and support they need.

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Addiction treatment has evolved since 12-Step methodology began in the 1930’s, building on what works best. Our industry regularly evaluates new methods based on developments in neurobiology and behavioral health, integrating practices within a best practice bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment model.

Addiction Treatment is a Necessary Response to a Serious Healthcare Condition

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Addiction in the U.S. is a serious national social, economic, and public health crisis that is not adequately addressed in public policy or treatment delivery.

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