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Resources Overview


ALEF prides itself on being on the cutting edge of addiction treatment. We’re just as proud to uphold the standards and practices of every local, state and federal stakeholder in the fight against opioid addiction. We believe the opioid epidemic is simply too widespread to do otherwise. Consequently, ALEF is duly licensed, registered and/or accredited by the following groups, organizations and agencies:

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC)


The APNC is a state affiliate of the Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), runs statewide programs with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association (SAMHSA) and advocates for state-of-the-art recovery programs throughout North Carolina. The APNC is also determined to erase the stigma associated with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)


CARF helps health service providers maintain and improve the quality of their programs and services, as well as to meet internationally recognized organizational and operational standards. CARF also ensures health service providers continually serve the best interests of the community.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)


CSAT’s mission is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals, as well as for their families. CSAT is also tasked with ensuring the nation’s Opioid Treatment Providers (OTPs) adhere to strict federal guidelines.

United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)


The DEA doesn’t just combat drug trafficking and distribution within the U.S. (though it does do a lot of that), but it also tasked fights drug abuse, at every level. That includes licensing and registering the county’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) providers.

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United States Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)


The goal of DHHS is to protect the health of all Americans, as well as to provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The DHHS is also behind a $1 billion 5-Point Opioid Strategy that’s designed to empower local communities on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic.

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)


NAADAC) represents more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC members specialize in addiction prevention, treatment and education, as well as recovery support. The organization’s goal is to help individuals, families and communities that have been affected by substance use disorder (SUD).

North Carolina Drug Control Unit (NC-DCU)


The NC-DCU was founded to improve the state’s regulation of prescription drugs. Its vast and vital efforts include identifying and preventing diversion of controlled substances, reducing prescription drug misuse and abuse, and improving patient care and safety.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


SAMHSA is charged with improving the quality and availability of treatment and rehabilitative services across America in order to reduce illness, death, disability and societal costs resulting from both substance abuse and mental illnesses. SAMHSA also oversees both accreditation standards and certification processes for Opioid Treatment Providers (OTPs).

North Carolina State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA)


SOTA’s mission is to reduce the impact of Opioid Use Disorder in North Carolina communities, as well as to promote excellence in Opioid Treatment Providers (OTPs). That includes advocating for increased access to addiction treatment, ensuring safe and adequate addiction treatment care, and monitoring and coordinating recovery supports.

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