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DPA's Principles of Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Not everyone who uses substances needs or wants treatment. The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is dedicated to ensuring on-demand access to effective  substance use disorder (SUD) treatment  based in evidence, health, equity, and human rights for those who do. We believe these treatment principles are essential to achieving the highest standards of care. They serve as a guide for us when we consider proposed treatment policies. They can also give policymakers and advocates a framework for evaluating and formulating policies.

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