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Money and Skill Partner-Up at Florida's Comfort House  E-mail
Written by Ted Jackson   
July 2013

South Florida's sober living industry is arguably the nation's largest private for-profit transitional living marketplace - Southern California is a close second - with many players having over the last 20 yrs grown into quite large multimillion dollar a year operations. With the region's closely tied housing market having roared back recently - home prices are up 25 percent in the last year alone - aggressive new real estate players have entered the market, partnering with sober living expertise to launch  new halfway house businesses... 

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Alcohol Taxed at 1950s Rates
March 2009

Alcohol

Just as gapping budget deficits are driving drug sentencing reform in states across the nation, so too may strained finances finally trump the power of the alcohol lobby, which has kept inflation-adjusted alcohol taxation at 1950s levels for years and years. But the lobby remains extremely strong as the vast majority of states are not touching their antiquated booze tax laws.

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Famed Addiction Center Betty Ford Struggles to Fill Beds
February 2009

Betty Ford Discount PricingThere has been persistent talk about persistent low census at Betty Ford, even talk that at one point recently the census had reached a record low. Normally quite irascible in his response to questions from Treatment Magazine - we're told that’s also an apt general description of Betty Ford's long time CEO - we were surprised this time to get detailed, measured responses from John Schwarzlose.

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Caron is Media Savvy
February 2009

Caron is Media SavvyThere is little question, and Treatment Magazine has docmented it in recent years, that Caron has emerged as the most dynamic of the top-tier prestige non-profits, with strong organic expansion combined with smart acquisitions resulting in outstanding revenue growth to support mission fulfillment. And along with that has come an equally strong, well coordinated and quite savvy media effort to get the word out about Caron.

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Suboxone
February 2009

SuboxoneThere has been increasing talk over the past couple of years about how Suboxone, the hugely successful drug for the treatment of opiate addiction, is being abused. For example, a recent AP report out of Milwaukee carried a headline “Suboxone Abuse Grows After Outpatient Use Authorized” and quoted police officers saying that they have seen instances of street trafficking in Suboxone by people looking to get high off the drug.

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More Dollars For Futile Drug Fight
Written by Ted Jackson   
December 2008

More Dollars For Ffutile Drug FightPreviously the largest source of marijuana and heroin to the U.S., several years ago the already hugely powerful Mexican drug cartels cut a transport deal with Columbians whereby the Mexican cartels would move all the Columbians’ coke bound for the U.S. in exchange for a 50 percent cut. The deal hugely increased the already vast wealth of the Mexican cartels, which move probably at least $300 billion a year into the hungry U.S. market.

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Crushing Defeat For California Reform
December 2008

Crushing Defeat For California ReformSeeking to expand upon the success of the pathbreaking passage of Proposition 36, which mandated treatment for many non-violent drug offenders in the state, George Soros backed advocates were handed a crushing defeat on Proposition 5 in November. The work almost entirely of drug law reform group Drug Policy Alliance, DPA, the measure sought a much broader decriminalization of drugs. But in an effort to keep control of the proposition and avoid watering down its provisions, DPA admits it worked almost entirely alone in crafting the law.

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CRC Health Corp: Growth Plunging
August 2008

CRC Health CorpAmid widespread talk of operational difficulties at the nation’s largest treatment provider, as well as high-profile staff defections, CRC Health Corp.’s growth rate has fallen sharply this year, with very slow growth continuing into the second quarter, according to SEC filings. After registering strong same facility growth - a key measure that strips out the effect on growth of CRC’s numerous acquisitions - of over 8 percent yearover- year in 2006 and almost 7 percent in 2007, the same facility number plunged to just 1 percent in the March quarter, with the latest filings also showing 1 percent growth and confirming the slowdown trend.

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Celerity's IT Product ... Gaining Traction
February 2008

Celerity's IT ProductIn the intensely competitive market for addiction treatment center information technology services, a new entrant offering highly affordable IT is gaining traction, which should be very welcome news to treatment players looking for relief from the oppressively high costs of the top players like Sequest and Netsmart. Over the past year, Celerity has signed ten clients in three states who have a combined total of about 350 users.

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George Soros'... Big Treatment Gap PR Gambit
February 2008
George SorosWhen George Soros announced his $10 million initiative to help close the nation’s yawning Treatment Gap, it was initially an effort to "help U.S. cities build comprehensive public drug treatment systems." But, by the time in February that RFPs were requested, the well funded effort had morphed into a big PR spend, leading some to roll their eyes and ask why the money wasn’t being spent on much needed treatment itself.
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Tropical Oasis...
October 2007

Tropical Oasis, a new treatment center in Costa Rica, opens its doors in October.While working as clinician at CRC Health Group’s Azure Acres, Nick Russi had always wanted to start his own treatment center. Earlier this, year, teaming up with his family as financial backers, Russi decided to do just that. Having traveled for years to Costa Rica, Russi bought a house there with the intention of opening

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A Conference...
October 2007

Addiction Industry Conference - South FloridaIt is only natural that Treatment Magazine, a trade publication for and about the addiction treatment industry, should host a conference for and about the addiction treatment industry.

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Addiction...
September 2007

Addiction 411With social networking sites the hottest area of the Internet, it’s not surprising to see two of the biggest purveyors of medical treatments for addiction, Suboxone’s Reckitt Benckiser and Hythiam, with its Prometa Protocol, getting involved in a big way.

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Insurance Payors...
September 2007

Private Insurance Payments Continue to LagThe latest data indicate that the precipitous slide in the rate at which the commercial payors shoulder the burden of treating the nation’s addicts has been even greater than previously estimated. The commercial payor contribution to addiction industry revenues was just 10 percent in 2003, little changed from 2001, which was previously estimated at 13 percent.

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SoberTalkTV
August 2007

SoberTalkTV.comWith the big success of video sharing sites like You Tube, it’s not surprising that video is beginning to hit the addiction Internet marketing scene.

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Decision Point
August 2007

Decision Point Treatment Center, Prescott, AZNick Myers is one those unique type of treatment entrepreneurs that have become increasingly ubiquitous on the private side of the business, the addict who goes to treatment, finds recovery and then opens his own treatment center. Increasingly it is this type of entrepreneur that is driving growth in the industry. In Myers’ case, he started off in the 1990s with a small sober living community in Dallas. But he had trouble staying clean, and Myers eventually left the city for an expensive stay at the famous Meadows in Arizona. Deciding to stay in Arizona, Myers opened Decision Point in Prescott, which is home to a thriving recovery community and a number of private treatment operations.

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Alcoholism's Huge Cost
August 2007

AlcoholismIn a landmark study released in August, California’s Marin Institute has calculated the enormous cost of alcoholism in the nation’s most populous state, drawing attention to how we as a nation continue to ignore and under fund treatment for addiction and substance abuse.




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Buprenorphine...
July 2007

Dr. KornfeldWith the big success of Suboxone, which is fast becoming the leading drug for opiate maintenance and withdrawal, buprenorphine has vaulted into a special place within addiction medicine, and is well on its way to becoming the most successful drug ever launched within the specialty. But some doctors are starting to remind others that the uses of buprenorphine can go far beyond the practice of addiction medicine, pointing out that the drug is highly effective in many instances for the treatment of chronic pain. And, indeed, the increasing use of buprenorphine to treat chronic pain returns the drug to its roots from many years ago as a pain killer.

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A Non-Profit Buyout?
July 2007

Non-Profit Buyout?About a year and half ago, Hanley Center CEO Terry Allen was approached by a private equity firm wanting know if Hanley might be for sale. The private equity firm talked about the high multiple CRC paid for Sierra Tucson - CRC is thought to have paid in excess of 9x cash flow - implying, according to Allen, a similar juicy multiple for Hanley.

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Deal Creates Largest Chicago Addictions Provider
June 2007

Deal Creates Largest Chicago Addictions ProviderDr. Dan Angres has a long history operating in the Chicago market for addiction treatment services, after first coming to the city in the mid-1980s with the famous Doug Talbott to set up a professionals program.

Later he went to work at the massive 440-bed Parkside facility outside of Chicago. And when that facility closed, Angres and many other Parkside addiction treatment professionals moved on to start what would become a quite successful group of programs at Rush University Medical Center, then known as Rush Presbyterian-St. Lukes.

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Bilingual Addiction Treatment
May 2007

Bilingual Addiction TreatmentLast year, Barbara Woods got a call from an airline EAP official who had done extensive business with Woods’ employer, Valley Hope Association, which is among the nation’ largest addiction treatment providers. “What they wanted to know was whether we had any idea where the airline might turn to when they needed bilingual addiction treatment services, and whether Valley Hope itself offered such services,” says Woods, marketing director at the non-profit, which has operations in seven states.

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