NAATP Values Statement
We value the history of significant contributions made by 12-step abstinence-based treatment to the sobriety of over twenty million Americans in recovery.
We value residential treatment’s vital, necessary and essential place in the full continuum of care as a viable choice for the treatment of the disease of addiction.
We value a comprehensive model of care that addresses the medical, bio-psycho-social and spiritual needs of individuals and families impacted by the disease of addiction.
We value research-driven, evidence-based treatment interventions that integrate the sciences of medicine, therapy, and spirituality. We celebrate these examples:
- Pharmaceutical interventions including medications for reducing craving and withdrawal symptoms
- Psycho-social interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing
- Spiritual interventions including Twelve Step facilitated therapy and mindfulness meditation
- Behavioral interventions including nutrition and exercise
We value abstinence from all abusable drugs as an optimal component of wellness and lifelong recovery. Depending on bio-psycho-social and economic factors, there may be persons who might require medication-assisted treatment for extended periods of time and perhaps indefinitely. However, medication alone is never sufficient to maintain long-term recovery.
We value outcome data that assess the efficacy of treatment interventions.
We value education and training that promotes understanding of a continuum of care that embraces these values.