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The Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) is a federal law that was passed in 2000 to expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. The law allows qualified physicians to prescribe certain medications, such as buprenorphine, to treat opioid addiction in an outpatient setting, rather than only in specialized addiction treatment centers. The aim of the law is to increase the availability and accessibility of addiction treatment, especially in underserved areas where such services may be limited. The law is also known as the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000).