Updated regularly, this is a collection of key member, industry, and federal resources curated by NAATP to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for our members and the industry at large. The collective work of NAATP is supported by its membership.
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Messages from NAATP Leadership
Interviews with Marvin Ventrell, NAATP CEO
May 15, 2020 - NAATP's CEO, Marvin Ventrell, discusses in this NAATP Podcast the profound impact that COVID-19 has had on the addiction field and the population that we serve, NAATP's response, and what's next.
Marvin also recently sat down with Neil Scott from Recovery - Coast to Coast and discusses the state of treatment in the time of COVID 19, as well as reimagining the future of treatment following the pandemic.
Recovery from COVID
May 4, 2020 - As the current health crisis has unfolded, NAATP has focused on supporting members, advancing public policy, and maintaining the visibility of SUD as the only other National Health Crisis during this time. However, we also think it is critical to maintain awareness of the challenges of COVID 19, and the path to recovery, even for those with mild cases not requiring hospitalization. Below is an important article from the New York Times on what recovery from COVID 19 can be like. Read NYT Article
Stay Open and Stay Safe
April 8, 2020 - NAATP is strong and positioned to serve as the collective voice for our members; there is no fundamental change in our strategic direction. For this work to continue, we must stay together and stay members. Read More
Public Policy Updates
Congress Includes SUD Funding in Latest COVID-19 Response Bill
May 15, 2020 -This week the U.S. House of Representatives introduced what is called the Heroes Act, which is their 4th response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This 3 trillion dollar proposal is expected to pass the House Friday. Read More
Congress Considers Assistance for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
April 28, 2020 - NAATP joins many treatment-focused national organizations in asking Congress to consider our request for $38.5 billion for mental health and Substance Use Disorder treatment facilities. Read More
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