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NCAD: Award winners' rallying cry: 'We can all be better'

August 21, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
This year's Ashley Addiction Treatment award recipients offered similar messages from differing experiences in the addiction community.

New rules are causing more pain

May 21, 2018  |  Roland Reeves, MD
blog
Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.

NAATP enforces ethical marketing standards

February 6, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article
Executive Director Marvin Ventrell says that NAATP is taking a bold step by making ethical business and clinical operations requisites of membership for the first time.

Field leans on peers, but roles remain ill-defined

January 4, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
article
Persons with lived experience of addiction are taking on added importance in the substance use treatment community, given the urgency of the opioid crisis.

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

December 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article
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
article
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
article
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
blog
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
article
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
news
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
article
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.

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