13 July 2023- Today, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) announced the results of its latest open enrollment period for Treatment Atlas, a free, online resource to help Pennsylvanians confidentially find substance use disorder (SUD) treatment that meets their needs, exceeded the Department’s goals.
Treatment Atlas allows individuals and their loved ones to find and compare inpatient, residential, outpatient, and intensive outpatient treatment facilities. Individuals can search using criteria such as location, use of best practices, types of treatment services, payment options, accepted insurers, specialty populations served, and patient experience. Treatment Atlas also includes an assessment to understand the appropriate level of care that may be needed.
“This open enrollment period was designed to allow more treatment facilities licensed by DDAP to participate in this trusted resource,” said DDAP Secretary Dr. Latika Davis-Jones. “I’m pleased to announce that the results of this latest open enrollment period exceeded our expectations. We know that one size does not fit all when it comes to SUD treatment, and having more providers included in this tool will help provide more options to find that right fit.”
Currently, 81 percent of licensed treatment facilities in Pennsylvania have submitted information to be included in Treatment Atlas; the Department’s goal was 80 percent. Since its launch across Pennsylvania in June 2021, 599 DDAP-licensed SUD treatment facilities across the state have enrolled in the platform. Since then, there have been more than 10,000 unique Pennsylvania facility views and nearly 7,000 completed assessments performed by Pennsylvanians looking for treatment using the platform. Treatment Atlas also contains the contact information for all licensed treatment facilities in Pennsylvania, even those that have not enrolled.
Available in English and Spanish, Treatment Atlas was created by Shatterproof,Opens In A New Window a national nonprofit organization focused on guiding communities, removing systemic barriers to recovery, mobilizing the country to advocate for change, and ending addiction stigma in the United States. In addition to Pennsylvania, Treatment Atlas is currently in 11 other states including California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and New Jersey.
Individuals seeking substance use treatment or recovery resources for themselves or a loved one can also be connected to local SUD resources by calling the toll-free PA Get Help Now helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). This helpline 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. Additionally, callers can be connected with funding if they need help paying for treatment.