It is time for communities to unite to counteract the emergence of poor-quality, profit-driven substance use treatment.
The United States' drug-related crises are not unique, and more cooperation internationally could educate the field on the nature of drug epidemics.
Outcomes studies such as the one being conducted by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) can ultimately help control the generational spread of the disease.
Specialty services for women promise better outcomes for families, although some barriers to success remain.
The field will not be able to make a difference in the substance use epidemic until it finds common ground through inclusive conversation.
The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal parity law for vulnerable populations remains largely unfulfilled, Rebecca Flood states.
The treatment community must embrace truly family-centered care in order to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women.
All addiction treatment facilities must model the wellness practices that they encourage for the patients they serve.
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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