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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 reflects best practices, the needs of patients, and the operational concerns of 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 though a powerful unified voice. NAATP is that voice.

NAATP has played an important role in these discussions and our participation has resulted in numerous benefits to the field. We also influence policymakers though the NAATP Political Action Committee (NAATP PAC).

NAATP Staff, including our Policy Representative in Washington DC, work daily to ensure that NAATP members’ interest are served.

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