Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, SUD Treatment Provider Gaudenzia Encourages Use of Tool to Help Pennsylvanians Find Trusted, High-Quality Addiction Treatment

Coal Area, PA – Today, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) was signed up with by substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider, Gaudenzia, to motivate use of the totally free and personal Addiction Treatment Locator, Evaluation, and Standards Platform, ATLAS, in Pennsylvania.

” The arrival of ATLAS in Pennsylvania comes at a vital time in Pennsylvania, as we’re seeing an boost in substance use, overdoses and overdose deaths covering the state. Finding and having gain access to to high-quality treatment is critically important for anybody with a substance use disorder looking for care,” stated DDAP Deputy Secretary Ellen DiDomenico. “Keeping track of the quality of treatment providers in Pennsylvania and offering people and households a trusted resource to find quality care for themselves and their loved ones are simply a couple of of the benefits used through the ATLAS tool.”

Established in 1968, and headquartered in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Gaudenzia is a big non-profit provider of treatment for people with substance use and co-occurring disorders, serving more than 14,000 people throughout 3 states. The services they provide consist of withdrawal management, residential, and outpatient care to underserved populations that consist of pregnant and parenting ladies, teenagers, people with co-occurring disorders, and justice included people.

” Having low barriers to gain access to care is seriously crucial. There is generally a little window of chance to get somebody intotreatment The schedule of the ATLAS site to recognize the closest, most trustworthy, and most scientifically proper options is essential,” stated Dr. Dale Klatzker, Gaudenzia President and CEO. “We are thrilled to partner with DDAP and Unbreakable to belong of this database that will help save lives.”

Forty Gaudenzia treatment locations in Pennsylvania are getting involved in ATLAS. An overall of 515 SUD treatment centers, or 67% of the overall DDAP-licensed centers, throughout the state have actually sent their information to be consisted of in ATLAS. Because the launch in Pennsylvania last June, there have actually been more than 1,500 distinct facility views and more than 1,600 finished evaluations through the platform. Treatment centers presently not registered in ATLAS might send their information throughout the existing open registration duration from now through December 30, 2022.

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 proper 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 place, services used, and insurance accepted so they can find the very best treatment for their distinct 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 when a minimum limit of 20 actions for the facility is satisfied. Just like customer evaluations help people to choose items 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 go to ATLAS to search for the facility and leave a patient evaluation.

ATLAS was developed by Shatterproof, a national not-for-profit company devoted to reversing the addiction crisis in America. In addition to Pennsylvania, ATLAS is presently in 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 trusted resource for people and/or their loved ones if substance use disorder 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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