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Federal legislation would establish sober home best practices

June 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A bill passed by the U.S. House and currently under consideration in the Senate would be the most significant effort to regulate sober living facilities at the federal level in recent memory.

Federal law and state sober living regulations intersect

June 19, 2018  |  Lillie Werner Singh, Esq.
Perspectives

There have been many news stories and other reports that suggest federal laws prohibit state and local governments from regulating sober living facilities. That is not entirely true.

House seeks intimate details from call centers about business practices

May 31, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to the executives of eight call center organizations, asking more than two dozen questions about referrals, payment structure, disclosures, paid ads and more.

Tennessee bills regulate sober homes and marketing

May 30, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill allowing municipalities to require sober homes to post signage identifying their purpose, as well as a bill that cracks down on unscrupulous marketers.

Settlement clarifies discrimination for buprenorphine use

May 17, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A Legal Action Center expert says a recent settlement sets a precedent, indicating that refusing to treat individuals solely based on their addiction disorders will be considered discrimination.

TCEM 18: Marketing plans must go beyond AdWords

May 3, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Addiction treatment providers might be anxious to see AdWords sales re-emerge in July, but experts advise that there’s far more to consider in your marketing strategy.

Be aware of the latest fraud schemes

April 27, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

As prosecutors continue to shut down exploitive sober homes and treatment center operations, new schemes are emerging that you should be aware of.

The least you need to know about the Senate HELP committee opioid bill

April 24, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

The Senate HELP Committee passed S. 2680 unanimously on Tuesday. Here's the absolute least you need to know.

New Google policy aims for slow rollout

April 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The new Google AdWords policy requires a 12-measure certification process for advertisers, and officials say some of the finer details will emerge as the standards are put into everyday practice.

Ethics hearing an eye-opener for House committee

December 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Behavioral health experts offered critical details to congressional leaders about the ethical and legal concerns that have emerged in the addiction treatment industry.

NCAD: Create relationships to prevent NIMBY friction

August 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Actions to restrict recovery homes are often discriminatory, but operators must be cooperative and act as allies in the community.

White House Commission misses recovery support

August 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The first report produced by a federal commission asks the president to declare a national state of emergency for the opioid crisis, while at the same time, it misses one obvious solution.

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