The Virginia Association of Medication Assisted Recovery Programs (VAMARP) was founded in 2004 with the following goals:
• To promote growth, coordination and communication and networking efforts within the methadone field, including patients, staff, community, and government in the State of Virginia.
• To serve as a resource or participant in the development of and advocacy for legislation and/or policy relevant to the common interest of member programs and their patients.
• To enhance patient care and the provision of treatment services to opiate dependent patients and their families.
• To advocate for funding for behavioral health and medical treatment, educational/vocational programs, and other ancillary services that support best practice for patients.
• To promote medication assisted treatment as a viable treatment and best practice for opiate dependent persons.
• To assist others in the provision of suitable standards of care for opiate dependent individuals.
• To advise its members as to changes in applicable laws, regulations, and advances in medically assisted treatment.
• To educate state law makers and encourage legislation which facilitates and promotes quality treatment for opiate dependent individuals.
• To work to reduce the stigma and discrimination against medication assisted treatment providers.
• To promote the professional development of member program staff to ensure best standards of practice for all patients.
In 2005, VAMARP gained membership to the American Associate for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction (AATOD). VAMARP actively participates as a member of the AATOD Board of Directors.
VAMARP's Board of Directors meets quarterly. To find out more information about the organization, please contact us.