Search Results for: hustle

NY state takes on hustlers

New York state is warning people seeking treatment to beware of treatment fraud. More here.

Comments Off on NY state takes on hustlers

Filed under Uncategorized

Another treatment hustle?

A new story suggests that Dr. Phil may be in on the hustle: A STAT/Boston Globe investigation shows how some carefully placed promotions are also a financial opportunity for a new business venture involving the show’s host, Phillip McGraw, and … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Another treatment hustle

What if some big restaurant group (that owns a bunch of chains) surreptitiously bought Yelp and used Yelp to steer diners to their restaurant? That would be a shady hustle, right? Well, it happens all the time in the world of … Continue reading

Comments Off on Another treatment hustle

Filed under Uncategorized

Another hustle. Google steps in. (Thank you, Google.)

It’s the kind of thing that 99.9% of people would never know, but addiction treatment related keywords have long been the most expensive keywords in Google AdWords. By far. There are treatment programs with, say, 80 beds that have 100 … Continue reading

Comments Off on Another hustle. Google steps in. (Thank you, Google.)

Filed under Uncategorized

Another day, another recovery hustle

HuffPo has a new article on ethically impaired treatment providers: The opioid epidemic, which just added Prince to its list of victims, has shoved the addiction industry into the spotlight, and many here at the National Association of Addiction Treatment … Continue reading

Comments Off on Another day, another recovery hustle

Filed under Uncategorized

Another hustle. “This is predatory.”

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly (ADAW) posted an article that describes the system used by a Florida treatment program to fill beds with insured clients as an out-of-network provider. They want out-of-network admissions because they do not come with managed … Continue reading

8 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Recovery hustlers

There’s more attention on addiction, treatment and recovery than there has ever been. It’s a good thing that brings some bad things. One of the bad things is the emergence of recovery hustlers. Some are exploiting it as an opportunity … Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

The opioid crisis as a disease of despair?

The narrative that the opioid and overdose crisis is a product of despair has become very popular. The logic is that people in bad economic conditions are more likely to turn to opioids to cope with their circumstances, and that … Continue reading

9 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

It takes a treatment that works.

I usually bristle at attempts to correct and manage other people’s well-meaning speech. However, this headline from the Washington Post grabbed me. It doesn’t take a warrior to beat cancer. It takes a treatment that works. How true this is … Continue reading

Comments Off on It takes a treatment that works.

Filed under Uncategorized

Opioid users complete residential at higher rates than other patients

Residential treatment has received a lot of criticism and skepticism over the last several years, especially for opioid use disorders. (Some of it is deserved. Too many providers are hustlers and others provide little more than detox with inadequate follow-up. … Continue reading

Comments Off on Opioid users complete residential at higher rates than other patients

Filed under Uncategorized