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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.

New president and medical director will join Silver Hill

August 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Santopietro, MD, who has served as chief clinical officer of behavioral health at Carolinas HealthCare System, will become president and medical director of Silver Hill Hospital in September.

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.

Staff overdose deaths in Pennsylvania raise questions

May 31, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Reports of staff overdose deaths at a Pennsylvania facility featured conflicting information about the employees' roles.

Settlement with California county means no approval for treatment center

May 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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San Mateo County, Calif., has settled a lawsuit over its denial of plans that would have established an addiction treatment center of more than 60 beds at the site of a wellness retreat center.

Action against unethical operators intensifies in Florida

May 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Activity in the treatment and recovery hotbed of South Florida this month has included the sentencing of one of the region's most notorious operators and the first-time arrest of drug testing lab owners for patient brokering.

Joint Commission report outlines standards for housing support services

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

NAATP releases initial data from outcomes project

April 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Initial results from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers' Outcomes Pilot Program show a patient population with past experience in treatment and significant mental health concerns.

Words can hurt the cause

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

A lesson in language

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The field's vocabulary becomes a legacy issue for former national drug czar Michael Botticelli.

Report recommends public health initiatives to fight use of synthetics in Houston

March 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Rice University report states that an enforcement-focused approach to use of synthetic cannabinoids in Houston has not reduced use rates.

Trump names ONDCP acting director

March 29, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The White House named Richard Baum as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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