Substance abuse is an issue that plagues many Pennsylvanians, however, a recent program might be the answer that people have been looking for.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE | Open enrollment for 2022 licensed substance use disorder (SUD) is now underway. Treatment providers in the commonwealth are asked to submit information to be included in ATLAS, the Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment, and Standards Platform.
“When it comes to addiction treatment, one size does not fit all. ATLAS is available for you or your loved one to find the right program,” said DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. “This open enrollment period will allow more treatment facilities to participate in this trusted resource. Once on the site, facilities are searchable by information that is important to people impacted by addiction such as location, insurance accepted, services offered, and special groups served.”
Any facilities that are currently not included in ATLAS can use this new enrollment period to enroll through December 30, 2022. Those currently enrolled may update their info during this period as well. If a licensed SUD facility’s information is not found on ATLAS, Shatterproof and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) will make contact. Shatterproof is the creator of ATLAS and a national non-profit aiming to reverse the addiction crisis.
Since June of last year, ATLAS has resulted in over 1,500 unique Pennsylvania facility views and over 1,600 completed assessments by Pennsylvanians looking to get the treatment they need.
ATLAS uses the information provided by facilities and the assessments completed by those looking for aid to pair get patients to the most suitable facility that will meet their needs. Facilities are evaluated by the Shatterproof National Principles of Care and are subject to anonymous feedback from previous patients of the facility. The entire ATLAS system is available in both English and Spanish.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call DDAP’s Get Help Now hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). The hotline is confidential, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and staffed by trained professionals who will connect callers to resources in their community. Callers can also be connected with funding if they need help paying for treatment.