Narcotic Addict Treatment Act (NATA)

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The Narcotic Addiction Treatment Act (NATA) of 1974 authorized the use of methadone in opioid addiction treatment; however it made the use of off-label opioids illicit.

NATA was enacted in 1974 by the United States Congress as a response to the growing concern over drug addiction. Its primary goal was to shift the focus from criminalizing addiction to providing comprehensive treatment options. This act gave healthcare providers the ability to administer certain medications to individuals undergoing addiction treatment.

One primary medication often used under NATA is methadone. Methadone is an opioid agonist that helps manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings for narcotics like heroin or prescription painkillers. NATA allows qualified healthcare providers to prescribe and distribute methadone, helping individuals stabilize their lives and work on achieving long-term recovery.

This act has been instrumental in expanding access to addiction treatment. Previously, individuals might have faced legal consequences for using illicit substances or been limited to ineffective or unregulated treatment options. However, NATA has offered a more structured and regulated approach to recovery.

It’s worth noting that NATA only applies to the United States and does not govern addiction treatment methods or regulations globally. Other countries may have their own laws and guidelines in place to address substance abuse and addiction.

    Addiction and Mental Health

    Treatment Services

    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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