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The treatment hustle behind the scenes

So, the other night I posted about cash-only buprenorphine practices. The next morning I find this in my mail. Consulting services to help establish turn-key buprenorphine clinics with cash revenue models that use toxicology services to generate revenue and provide … Continue reading

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The treatment hustle makes Last Week Tonight

This weekend, John Oliver spent nearly 2o minutes describing several of the treatment industry’s biggest hustles. Is this a sign of the times? Maybe, but it’s not new. In Recovery Rising, Bill White describes the business landscape in the 1980s: … Continue reading

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NY state takes on hustlers

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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