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A clearer NAATP ethics code may shut some members out of organization

December 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) appears poised to make 2018 a signature year for weeding out unethical business conduct.

Eliminate stigma from the inside out

November 27, 2017  |  Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
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Do the ways in which professionals treat addiction cause much of the shame that patients experience?

Group of payers say they will adhere to evidence-based principles

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Sixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.

Local businesses can fuel community solutions in addiction

October 24, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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It is time for communities to unite to counteract the emergence of poor-quality, profit-driven substance use treatment.

How's your work environment? Tell us in our Quality of Life Survey

September 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Addiction Professional's third annual Quality of Life Survey will assess the factors affecting clinicians' job satisfaction.

State investigation of RCA prompts industry caution

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

Study examines opioid drug company payments to physicians

August 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study finds that one in five family physicians accepted some form of drug company payment related to opioid pharmaceuticals.

NAATP guide will put ethical practices in writing

August 4, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Behavioral health leaders are putting their heads together to create the forthcoming Addiction Treatment Provider Guidebook, which will serve as an educational tool for communities as much as a standards setting document for program operators.

Medicaid fraud propels a host of abuses in Philadelphia

July 6, 2017  |  David Sheridan
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A scheme involving outpatient treatment programs and operators of substandard housing in Philadelphia resembles others around the country, highlighting the need for reform.

Florida lawmakers revive and adopt patient protection legislation

May 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Adopted legislation that had appeared to be heading toward failure will crack down on patient brokering and other abuses in Florida's treatment and sober living communities.

It's time for a Jefferson Dinner in this field

April 5, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
blog
The field will not be able to make a difference in the substance use epidemic until it finds common ground through inclusive conversation.

Words can hurt the cause

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
blog
Providers and advocates are fighting back against the words and images that they believe stigmatize people with substance use disorders.

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