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December 06, 2019
Seven years after it was launched, Hazelden Betty Ford’s Comprehensive Opioid Response with 12 Steps program (COR-12) has become a model for addiction treatment providers across the country looking to implement medication-assisted treatment as a modality. But to hear Marvin Seppala, MD, Hazelden…
December 05, 2019
[Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout to include responses from Acadia Healthcare. A previous version indicated that Acadia did not respond to a request for comment.]
November 18, 2019
The world is complicated, but sometimes we make it so for no good reason. We have several examples in the behavioral healthcare field, and psychotherapy is a good place to start. Few people today follow all the intricacies of the models of psychotherapy they were taught. Freud is too easy a target…
November 18, 2019
The owner of a now-defunct chain of addiction treatment centers in Orange County, California, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiring to commit healthcare fraud and mail fraud by teaming with two co-conspirators to fraudulently enroll clients in Affordable Care Act health…
October 09, 2019
The disease of addiction took nearly everything from budding basketball star Chris Herren, but after more than a decade of sobriety, Herren has bounced back and found success off the court, helping others in their drive toward recovery. Fame arrived at an early age for Herren, as he was featured…
October 07, 2019
John Waldron Holaday, PhD, founder and CEO of Southern Pines, North Carolina-based drug disposal company DisposeRx, died Friday after being shot four days earlier while standing outside a restaurant fire in uptown Charlotte. Holaday was near the scene of a restaurant fire when he was hit by a…
October 07, 2019
Conquer Addiction, an organization that grew out of founder Joanna Conti's frustration in seeking reliable information about treatment centers when her daughter needed care, has announced the first recipients of an annual award to facilities for their patients' post-treatment abstinence rates.
October 02, 2019
In the face of a mounting opioid crisis threatening their communities, stakeholders from various groups in Colorado joined forces to answer the call with a pair of ambitious programs. The Northern Colorado Opioid Prevention Workgroup is a collaboration between local health systems, jails and health…
October 01, 2019
The president and CEO of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) believes treatment leaders have done a great deal to clean up an industry reputation sullied by a minority of providers' unethical business practices. But the move to higher standards in administration and…
September 30, 2019
Between 3 and 4 out of every 10 patients contacted after a substance use treatment stay reported abstinence from substance use one year post-treatment, according to data presented Monday at Foundations Recovery Network's Moments of Change conference. Numerous factors were cited in the Vista…
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