SOTA’s own stated mission is to reduce the impact of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in North
Carolina communities, as well as to promote excellence in Opioid Treatment Providers
To that end SOTA advocates for increasing access to addiction treatment
(including program approval), ensuring safe and adequate care (including
OTP site reviews), and monitoring and coordinating recovery supports
(especially OTP treatment planning).
SOTA’s Main Areas of Focus are:
- Stakeholder Identification, Support and Coordination
- Ensuring Access to Care
- Central Registry/Emergency Preparedness
- Addressing Stigma
- Ensuring Safe and Quality Care
NC SOTA was formed in 2018 and, like all State Opioid Treatment Authorities, it’s
registered with and monitored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA happens to be the federal entity which also certifies
and monitors the nation’s Opioid Treatment Providers (OTPs), and the combination of state
and federal oversight ensures safe and secure addiction treatment.
ALEF is proud to be registered with and certified by the North Carolina State Opioid
Treatment Authority. And we both welcome and encourage any and all state and federal
monitoring. Why? Because we believe Opioid Treatment Providers should adhere to the
highest and most exacting standards. This way each and every client has the greatest
chance at achieving long-term recovery.