To help connect residents with addiction recovery resources, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the launch of Shatterproof Treatment Atlas. The new tool aims to connect Indiana residents with appropriate addiction treatment and deliver user-friendly information about the quality of available programs.
“Hoosiers with substance use disorder deserve timely access to quality care as soon as they’re ready to accept help,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Treatment Atlas puts recovery within immediate reach, giving Hoosiers and their loved ones a trusted resource to find evidence-based, high-quality treatment that meets their unique needs, anywhere in the state.”
Indiana, along with 13 other states, has partnered with Shatterproof Treatment Atlas, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending addiction, to launch the free and confidential resource. According to the governor’s office, Atlas offers an easy-to-use online dashboard to allow individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders to search for and compare participating programs using criteria such as location, services offered, populations served, and insurance accepted so they can make informed decisions.
The dashboard lists all 605 addiction treatment facilities certified by the state’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA), measures addiction treatment facilities’ use of evidence-based practices through a combination of validated data sources, and reports them publicly. When using the dashboard, Indiana residents can filter and search in-state providers. Additionally, users have the option to take an anonymous 10-question Addiction Treatment Needs Assessment to help identify and understand the appropriate level of care they need.
“Prior to Treatment Atlas, there was no easy way for Hoosiers to access this level of transparency when seeking SUD treatment,” said Douglas Huntsinger, the state’s executive director for drug prevention, treatment and enforcement. “We can have all the parts and pieces of an expansive recovery infrastructure, but people need to know how to access them. Indiana is proud to bring this national solution to Hoosiers.”
Prior to the launch of the dashboard, the state trained peer recovery coaches, 9-8-8 and 2-1-1 call center staff, care navigators, public defenders, parole officers, probation officers, mobile response and crisis response teams, and law enforcement personnel on how to use the dashboard to refer individuals to treatment.
The state’s participation in Treatment Atlas is funded by the DMHA, and replaces the state’s former addiction treatment locator.