WADTPA is a trade association of state-certified
organizations that provide alcohol and drug treatment services.
WADTPA exists to support its member organizations and to create
a favorable business and political climate in which these
provider organizations can thrive.
We believe that addiction is a primary chronic
healthcare problem that deserves, and often requires, specialized
treatment in order to restore affected individuals to health,
functionality and serenity. Specialty treatment for addiction
utilizes the skills of specially trained healthcare professionals.
Organizations providing specialty treatment for addiction
support collaboration with general healthcare service providers,
mental health service providers and social service providers
in identifying persons in need of addictive treatment, offering
them comprehensive services to support recovery from addiction,
and promoting their optimal functioning as members of their
families and communities.
- Provide a forum for collegial networking
regarding the best clinical practices and the best business
practices in addiction service delivery.
- Communicate with member organizations about
timely clinical, technological and public policy issues
relevant to addiction treatment.
- Secure recognition of addiction treatment
and its value among employers and public policymakers.
- Promote professionalism among addiction practitioners.
- Assure access for the citizens of Wisconsin
to high quality, effective, evidence-based specialty treatment
for alcohol and other drug problems.
Through quarterly educational programs, WADTPA members
learn the latest information about key issues affecting AODA
treatment. Programs address common concerns such as:
- Managed care
- Uniform placement criteria
- Program certification
- Gender responsive programming
- Ethics in healthcare
- Public policy
- Outcome measures
- Staff training
- Residential programming
WADTPA has an active Public Policy committee dedicates to
responding to legislation affecting AODA services.
WADTPA links treatment providers with insurers,
policymakers and the public and is an active supporter of
the Wisconsin Alliance for Addiction Public Policy and Education
Throughout the year, WADTPA members meet to learn, share and
to Join WADTPA
To join Wisconsin’s AODA treatment providers
association, contact the WADTPA office:
WADTPA: Wisconsin Alcohol/Drug Treatment Providers
6601 Grand Teton Plaza, Suite A
Madison, WI 53719
E-mail: [email protected]
Membership dues are $300 annually. You will
receive all the benefits listed here in addition to a copy
of the WADTPA Code of Ethics, timely legislative updates and
a subscription to The Voice-the quarterly newsletter of the
Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (WAAODA).
WADTPA Board Members:
Dennis Reichelt (President)
All Saints Healthcare System
Vacancy (Vice President)
Pat Ryan (Treasurer)
Sheila Weix (Secretary)
Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services of St. Joseph Hospital
All Saints Healthcare Systems
Rogers Memorial Hospital
Program administrators working together to set the standard
of care in Wisconsin