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State investigation of RCA prompts industry caution

August 31, 2017  |  Julie Miller and Gary Enos, Editors
As a whole, the treatment community remains concerned about public perception of addiction treatment centers.

Joint Commission report outlines standards for housing support services

April 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Joint Commission has released an overview and rationale for housing support service standards for behavioral health organizations that espouse a Housing First model.

Accrediting body offers more detail on eating disorders standards

August 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Joint Commission has released a report offering more evidence of the need for the eating disorders standards for accreditation that it introduced in January.

Accreditation takes on added importance

June 29, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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.

A call for standards in the treatment of impaired professionals

April 8, 2016  |  Bob Coates, MDiv, LMFT, Laura Pulido, MSN, ARNP-BC, and Dino Eliadis, MBA
A newly formed group believes the public would be better served with more consistent protocols in professionals' treatment.

NAATP will more closely monitor ethical conduct within its ranks

December 31, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
In its year-end message to members and colleagues, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) says facility members that are found to engage in unethical practices could face termination from the organization.

CASAColumbia adds its voice to skeptics on e-cigarettes' effects

October 22, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new report on nicotine addiction from CASAColumbia calls for broader federal regulatory controls that would apply to all nicotine-containing products, including electronic cigarettes.

A CEO takes off the gloves

March 27, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The founder and CEO of a Miami treatment facility issues some harsh words in celebrating his center's accreditation.

CODAC receives health home accreditation

January 22, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A primarily methadone and buprenorphine treatment program for opioid addiction, CODAC now possesses an accreditation that helps acknowledge that its patients receive more than a daily dose of methadone, and are being offered comprehensive care.

Eating disorder treatment center receives accreditation

March 24, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
The survey results noted that this treatment center exceeded elements of obtaining staff and client input in treatment services.

First group of peer recovery service entities receives accreditation

March 12, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Recovery community organizations have seen another important milestone in their effort to ensure the long-term integrity of recovery support services delivered by peers.

Foundations' La Paloma treatment center receives JCAHO accreditation

January 15, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
La Paloma, Foundations' Memphis-based inpatient treatment center, has achieved Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


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