Articles

American Addiction Centers will examine outcomes as growth plan continues

November 6, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The CEO of American Addiction Centers has outlined a vision for steady growth and a push for outcome evaluation that will demonstrate the value of extended lengths of stay.

Rising tide: Voters in Oregon, Alaska approve pot legalization

November 5, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
With voters in four states now having approved legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use, many are anticipating an even more intensive advocacy fight on this issue in 2016.

Caron works to encourage more comprehensive programming on campuses

November 5, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Caron Treatment Centers is leveraging its expertise in addressing young adult needs by reaching out to universities that often take a piecemeal approach to substance abuse issues.

Accusations of unfair play: Utah center attacks bait-and-switch marketing

November 3, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Deceptive online marketing of addiction treatment centers is about as old as the Internet, but one facility CEO says it's time for industry leaders to say enough is enough.

Reentry program involving AdCare targets dually diagnosed

October 31, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Offenders with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders are the underserved group that is the focus of a new federally funded initiative in Massachusetts.

Industry reacts to Acadia-CRC deal

October 31, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Observers wonder whether big-ticket deals like Acadia's CRC buy will ultimately lead to a national treatment-center brand

BREAKING: Acadia announces huge CRC acquisition

October 30, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The deal would be valued at more that $1 billion and would make Acadia a huge organization, touching just about every angle of behavioral healthcare except private practice

Mixed prospects for next week's marijuana ballot initiatives

October 29, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Among the initiatives on next week's election ballots across the country, a marijuana legalization measure in Oregon seems headed to passage, while a similar initiative in Alaska faces likely defeat.

Handle the termination of treatment with care

October 27, 2014     Maria A. Avila
When approaching the end of a therapeutic relationship with a client, counselors need to confront their own feelings about losses in general.

Addiction Campuses to establish its first new center in Texas

October 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Some additional funding partners have fueled a new round of financing for Addiction Campuses, which plans to convert an unspecified central Texas site into an addiction treatment facility by the first of the year.

Quality group disappointed by plans’ behavioral health performance

October 22, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
NCQA's 2014 quality report shows health plans are slipping in their care of those with mental health and substance abuse disorder. The group plans to track new data next year.

As targeted Fla. sober home closes, attention shifts to legislation, regulation

October 22, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An ongoing investigation of Florida recovery residences and addiction treatment organizations could be paving the way for a number of potential legislative and regulatory actions.

New facility opens a marketing decision to the masses

October 15, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Sarah Sacks was uncertain about a logo design for her new facility, so she decided to solicit a world of input from colleagues and total strangers.
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