The 7 Signs of an Ethical Substance Abuse Treatment Program


By Deni Carise

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Ethics and the addiction treatment industry. I’ve written about it. The New York TimesLos Angeles TimesWashington Post and others have recently written about it. The rampant ethical violations taking place in this field – in the form of body brokering, illegal enticements, drug-testing schemes, and more – are like a detestable virus infiltrating every state in the nation. But, alas, all hope is not lost. Treatment can and does work. We simply cannot throw the baby out with the bath water. Not when 22 million lives depend on it.

In my 30-year career in the addiction treatment field, I’ve often been asked what someone should look for when considering a treatment program for themselves or a loved one…click here to continue reading