Staff Shortage Crisis Leaving Addictions Beds Empty  E-mail
Addiction Treatment Industry Newswire

02/14/2016 -ATIN - As addiction treatment centers gear up for expansion across the country, building new ones and expanding existing ones might be easier than finding enough counselors and other trained personnel needed operate the centers as well as treat the clients admitted to them.

Reports Beds Going Empty

In one small example, reports in the local press in New Hampshire say that in the town of Keene, even large organizations like non-profit Phoenix House, which has operations in many states and is among the very largest and most diversified treatment centers in the nation, is leaving some beds empty for lack of staff. The reports say the problem is endemic throughout the state and Treatment Magazine has reported for years that a lack of counselors was reaching crisis proportions.

Investors Beware

And as investors begin to throw money at entrepreneurial ventures like Recovery Centers of America, which just raised $230M with plans to build, buy and expand centers throughout the Northeast, they should beware that finding enough staff to operate these new ventures will not be easy.

SEE our Report of Recovery Centers of America's major plans for expansion

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