AATOD’s Five-Year Plan
AATOD recommends that expanded medication units (non-mobile medication units) work in conjunction with licensed OTPs. We also recommend that SAMHSA coordinate this effort with the DEA and SOTAs. We reiterate that the use of telehealth services to assess and induct new methadone patients enhances the ability of such medication units to admit patients. In this case, and unlike mobile vans, the medication unit is a brick-and-mortar facility, which can be located in the general vicinity of the OTP, or some distance away, depending on the treatment gaps in the county or region of the state.