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Settlement over prescribing practices puts spotlight on buprenorphine clinics

December 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A well-regarded chain of buprenorphine treatment operations has agreed to pay a civil settlement in a case that in part speaks to concerns about the mix of services in medication-assisted treatment facilities.

Charges against 'Rehab Mogul' affect industry as a whole

November 17, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Christopher Bathum, founder of 19 sober-living facilities in California and Colorado, faces multiple charges of sexually assaulting patients, as well as engaging in a $175 million insurance fraud scheme.

The fight to uphold parity protections must continue

November 9, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal parity law for vulnerable populations remains largely unfulfilled, Rebecca Flood states.

Keys to a harmonious work culture in a treatment center

September 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Delphi Behavioral Health Group leaders presenting a workshop at the Moments of Change conference called for more cooperation among work roles in a treatment center, as well as more attention to effective clinical supervision.

CEO says providers can thrive if they heed history

September 28, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The second-day keynote presentation at the Moments of Change conference offered a historical perspective, conveying that addiction treatment providers can succeed through collaboration.

Why stigma interferes with business growth

September 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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From the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders: Recovery Centers of America's chief clinical officer urged developers of new programs to offer sustainable, high-quality services and to be prepared to fight stigma.

How's your work life? Tell us in our Quality of Life Survey

September 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Participate in our brief online Addiction Professional Quality of Life Survey, which addresses caseloads, supervision, self-care and a host of other job satisfaction topics.

National recovery home group formally adopts code of ethics

August 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) now has an ethics code that mirrors the objectives of its longstanding operating standard for sober homes.

Group finds few easy answers to common ethical dilemmas

August 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A growing complexity of roles in addiction treatment organizations is creating ethics challenges around boundaries and other issues affecting patients, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) presenter suggested.

Ethical quandary: Work with patients, family members presents many conflicts

August 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A clinical leader presenting at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) discussed aspects of law and counselor belief that create challenges in working with both patients and their loved ones.

Recovery conference will benefit university research center

July 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Proceeds from September's University of North Texas Recovery Conference will support the university's Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research.

Accreditation takes on added importance

June 29, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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Licenses and certifications are not enough of a determinant of quality for addiction treatment and recovery facilities, Rebecca Flood states in a look at accreditation.

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