ASAM is accepting public comment on a drug testing appropriateness document that is being developed to provide guidance on drug testing in diagnosis, treatment and promotion of recovery from addiction.
Investigations have intensified and media scrutiny is stronger than ever, but observers agree that reform in Florida's treatment and recovery support community will take public money, in a state generally averse to such commitments.
The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) has issued a position statement opposing the use of the sex addiction construct to classify problematic sexual behavior.
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.
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.
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.
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.