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Continued raids on Palm Beach County operators snare treatment provider

February 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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.

Geisinger Marworth promotes longtime clinical leader

January 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Dominic Vangarelli has been named vice president of Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center in Pennsylvania.

Seattle to open first SIFs in the United States

January 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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As heroin overdose-related deaths in the area climb, the mayor of Seattle and the executive of King County, Wash., on Friday announced plans to establish the United States’ first two supervised injection facilities.

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.

N.Y. advocacy group pays tribute to therapeutic community pioneer

January 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Friends of Recovery New York cites the many contributions of the late Charles Devlin, former chief operating officer of Daytop Village and a pioneering influence on the therapeutic community model.

The Ranch announces new medical director

January 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Paul W. Ragan, MD, has 30 years of experience in clinical care and research.

WestBridge announces two promotions

January 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Robin Pinard is the new director of family services at New Hampshire-based WestBridge, and Corinne Glejzer is assuming Pinard's former role as admissions team leader.

ADA lawsuit in California involves major players

January 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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American Addiction Centers is a party to a siting lawsuit over the San Mateo County, Calif., Board of Supervisors' denial of plans to convert a wellness retreat to an addiction treatment facility.

IC&RC changes case study portion of counselor exam

January 9, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) is replacing the long written case presentation on its Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) examination.

First-year numbers from police program show success in referring to treatment

December 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A pioneering initiative in Gloucester, Mass., to help opioid-dependent individuals connect to services is showing success in the referral process, according to published statistics.