Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Encourages Drug and Alcohol Treatment Providers to Participate in Treatment Locator Tool During Open Enrollment Period

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) revealed that the 2022 open enrollment period is underway for certified substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers in Pennsylvania to send their information to be consisted of in the Addiction Treatment Locator, Evaluation, and Standards Platform, ATLAS

” When it comes to addiction treatment, one size does not fitall ATLAS is offered for you or your loved one to discover the right program,” stated DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. “This open enrollment period will enable more treatment centers to participate in this relied on resource. As Soon As on the website, centers are searchable by information that is very important to people affected by addiction such as area, insurance accepted, services used, and unique groups served.”

Treatment centers presently not registered in ATLAS might send their information during this open enrollment period through December 30, 2022. In addition, existing enrollees might upgrade facility information during this time. Unbreakable and DDAP will connect straight if your certified SUD facility’s information is not presently consisted of on the tool.

Because ATLAS introduced throughout Pennsylvania in June 2021, 67% of the overall DDAP-licensed SUD treatment centers, 515 centers, throughout the state have actually sent their information to be consisted of in the tool. Ever since, there have actually been more than 1,500 special Pennsylvania facility views and more than 1,600 finished evaluations carried out by Pennsylvanians looking for treatment utilizing the platform.

Within the previous year, DDAP went to taking part providers to talk about the ATLAS enrollment process and motivate the use of the tool for people beyond the public, consisting of case supervisors and managers. During these sees, providers revealed appreciation for the schedule of and requirement for this brand-new tool and spoke extremely about the enrollmentprocess These providers consisted of Pyramid, one of the biggest, full-continuum providers of substance use treatment for grownups and teenagers and Gaudenzia, which has actually registered 40 of its treatment locations in the platform.

ATLAS examines addiction treatment centers’ use of evidence-based finest practices based on the Shatterproof National Concepts of Care, consists of an evaluation to comprehend the suitable level of care, and deals an simple-to-use control panel to enable those in requirement and their loved ones to search for and compare centers utilizing requirements such as area, services used, and insurance accepted so they can discover the very best treatment for their special requirements. ATLAS is totally offered in English and Spanish.

The tool likewise collects and display screens anonymous feedback from patients on their experiences at centers as soon as a minimum limit of 20 actions for the facility is fulfilled. Just like customer evaluations help people to choose products and services in other locations of healthcare, this feedback assists to notify others’ care choices. Anybody who has actually gotten treatment from a facility in Pennsylvania is motivated to see ATLAS to search for the facility and leave a patient evaluation.

ATLAS was developed by Unbreakable, a national not-for-profit company devoted to reversing the addiction crisis in America. In addition to Pennsylvania, ATLAS is presently in 9 other states consisting of Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York City, Oklahoma, North Carolina, West Virginia, and New Jersey.

DDAP’s Get Help Now hotline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357 ), is likewise a relied on resource for people and/or their loved ones if SUD treatment or resources are required. The hotline is personal, offered 24 hr a day, 365 days a year and staffed by skilled professionals who will link callers to resources in theircommunity Callers can likewise be linked with financing if they require help paying for treatment.

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