ALEF Accreditations: SOTA

North Carolina State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA)


The North Carolina State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA) falls under the direction of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) administration’s Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.

The Substance Abuse branch of that NCDHHS division helps addiction treatment programs become part of what’s called Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). By mission, ROSC shifts the focus from getting people into treatment to supporting a lifetime process of recovery, though it still includes short- and long-term Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). The Recovery aspect of ROSC addresses personal issues, such as fostering good relationships with family or friends, having a job, having a safe place to live and gaining the support that comes from being around people in recovery.

The North Carolina State Opioid Treatment Authority’s mission is simple: to reduce the impact of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) across the state and promote excellence in Opioid Treatment Providers (OTPs).

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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 (OTPs).

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.

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ALEF is proud to be registered with and certified by the North Carolina State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA). Because we too believe each and every citizen deserves the best chance at achieving long-term recovery.

SOTA - Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Centers