Standards for public agencies

2020 Edition

Opioid Treatment Definition

Purpose

Individuals who participate in Opioid Treatment Programs improve social, emotional, and vocational functioning, achieve optimal productivity, and attain the recovery they seek.

Definition

Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) provide opioid treatment and comprehensive medical, psychosocial, and addiction treatment for narcotic-dependent individuals in a therapeutic environment.

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Note: Please see PA-OTP Reference List for the research that informed the development of these standards.

Note: For information about changes made in the 2020 Edition, please see the OTP Crosswalk.