From the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)
Technical Brief: Census of Opioid Treatment Programs
The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) in partnership with the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), developed a census survey of all patients enrolled in treatment as of January 1, 2021, in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) certified OTPs in the United States (U.S.). The project was supported by the SAMHSA-funded Opioid Response Network (ORN).
The purpose of the survey was to determine the number of patients receiving medications for opioid use disorders (MOUD) in OTPs, the types of federally approved medications being used by patients in treatment, and the specific formulations of medication used among the patient population.
This is the first time that such information is being made available to federal and state agencies that have jurisdiction in this area in addition to the general public.