The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking applications from qualified opioid treatment programs (OTPs) and office-based opioid treatment providers (OBOT) for the 2012 Science and Service Awards Program. This national awards program promotes excellence in the treatment of opioid addiction by honoring OTPs and OBOT providers using pharmacotherapy and other innovative approaches to enhance patient outcomes.
The OTP awards will be announced at the 2012 national conference of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD), and the OBOT awards will be announced at the 43rd Annual Medical Scientific Conference of the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM). A panel of experts will review the award applications and select five awardees from two categories: OTPs and OBOTs.
All winners will receive a Science and Service award and will be prominently highlighted on SAMHSA’s web site.
1. SAMHSA certified and accredited OTPs are eligible.
2. Physicians who have submitted a notification of intent to SAMHSA and who have been assigned a unique identification number (x-number) by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) are eligible.
The application form will be available on December 5, 2011 at: http://www.samhsa.gov/Scienceandservice/index.aspx. The deadline for submitting a completed application, electronically or hard copy is Friday, January 13, 2012, at 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time. We encourage you to respond to this opportunity.
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.