NAATP and its members set the national standard for addiction treatment care and operation through united law and public policy advocacy. As treatment professionals, we advance our work on both a day to day patient treatment level and a broader systemic policy level. These are the concurrent approaches necessary to evolve our work and reach the largest number of people with the best treatment possible.
NAATP’s advocacy efforts ensure that your voice is heard and that addiction law and policy reflect best practices, the needs of patients, and the operational concerns of providers.
The purpose of this Public Policy Statement is to describe the positions of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) relative to issues of law, policy, funding, and regulation that impact the delivery of addiction treatment.
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NAATP Presents Addiction Treatment Guidelines to Congress
As Congress continues its bipartisan efforts to address the nation's addiction crisis, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has this week delivered to all members of Congress its recently released Addiction Treatment Provider Quality Assurance Guidebook: A Guide to the Core Competencies for the Delivery of Addiction Treatment Services (The Guidebook).
NAATP encourages Congress to be informed by the Guidelines as it pursues legislation and regulation for all treatment providers.
NAATP Provides a Unified Voice
From the passage and implementation of parity – through the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) – and national addiction insurance coverage – through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), the addiction treatment field is undergoing dramatic change.
For organizations to become serious participants in the political process at the federal level, it’s vital that they have the ability to speak through a powerful unified voice. NAATP is that voice.
State Advocacy Forum (SAF)
The National Association developed the State Advocacy Forum as a means of creating greater engagement and resource sharing on state and local initiatives that further The Association's Mission and Values. This group is designed to provide training and resources, and to develop a consistent voice on Public Policy that enhances the access to and quality of addiction treatment services. Involvement in this forum is a member benefit.