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SUD Talks takes on issues of nationwide importance

February 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The second annual version of an event modeled after TED Talks will have both a South Florida and national perspective.

Continued raids on Palm Beach County operators snare treatment provider

February 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
The operator of the Pathways 2 Recovery treatment facility in Palm Beach County, Fla., has been charged with multiple counts of patient brokering.

ASAM seeks input on appropriate drug testing

February 10, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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.

Reduce sexual boundary crossings

January 25, 2017  |  Michael Shelton
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Treatment centers must acknowledge that staff members' sexual attraction to clients is a common occurrence and needs to be addressed.

Will Florida finally turn the corner on ethics abuses in 2017?

December 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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.

Sex therapists group says no evidence base for sex addiction as disorder

December 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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.

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.

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