COVID-19 Forces Nearly 30% of SUD Providers to Close Facilities or Programs

Nearly 30% of addiction treatment providers have had to close facilities or discontinue programs as a result of COVID-19, according to a new report from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

The findings are part of a provider COVID impact survey, for which NAATP surveyed its members over the past several weeks. 

Of those surveyed, more than 13% said they’ve had to discontinue programming as a result of COVID-19. Another nearly 11% reported that they had been forced to close facilities. Meanwhile, more than 4% of respondents said they’ve had to do both.


An even greater number of organizations said they have seen coronavirus-related revenue and expenses impacts. 

For example, nearly 83% of organizations said they’ve experienced unforeseen expenses as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, while 68% have seen revenue decrease since February. 

“It is hard to see the significant effects many of our members have and continue to experience,” NAATP wrote in an email newsletter teasing the new report. “We are also heartened to see the resilience of our members, and the rapid transition to providing quality care in new ways.”


The full results of the NAATP survey will be announced later this month and presented during a joint webinar with the National Council for Behavioral Health. 

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