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COVID-19 Resources

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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

“Addiction lives and grows in isolation, recovery occurs in community, and community is only real and sustainable to the extent that it is just.” 

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 Coast to Coast Podcast

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.

Public Policy Updates

New SUD Provider Relief Funds Announced

October 1, 2020 - Today HHS announced an additional $20 billion for healthcare providers. This money is from previously appropriated funds and specifically includes eligibility for substance use disorder residential treatment providers. 
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Congress can push HHS to Designate SUD Treatment Provider Assistance Funds

September 21, 2020 - While we will continue to press for relief in any future legislative relief package, we have decided to also focus on another avenue. Previously Congress provided billions of dollars in a fund for “healthcare providers.”  There are billions left unspent in that fund. Health and Human Services (HHS) can designate some of those dollars for SUD treatment providers.
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