Maryland is in the grasp of an addiction crisis of epic proportions.

Yet the state has a woefully inadequate number of residential treatment resources sufficient to meet the growing need. In spite of these realities, current state policies, laws, regulations and funding priorities have created — and are maintaining — an environment that has restricted the growth and diversity of treatment options.

The Maryland Addiction Treatment Policy Advocacy Coalition (MATPAC) has been created to advocate for changes that will foster more treatment resources while providing real choices for residential addiction treatment.

MATPAC believes that the consumer’s right to choose their treatment approach should be a key factor driving government responses to the addiction crisis.

The coalition is a participant-driven organization. It requires no formal membership. Participants are united in their support for the MATPAC Statement of Principles.