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Ethics in Treatment

Helping clients and families navigate the world of addiction treatment to avoid insurance fraud, body brokering, and other unethical practices. 

Ethics Issues in Treatment

There are so many excellent addiction treatment centers out there that engage in ethical practices and sound clinical judgement. Unfortunately the ones we hear about most are the ones that are treating humans who are suffering the most like a commodity in the pursuit to wealth.  This website is about how to identify and avoid such bad-doers in the space of addiction treatment. 

The Dangers

BODY BROKERING

A practice of profit over patient, this practice has the capacity to be deadly to its victims.

INSURANCE FRAUD

Co-pays, Deductibles, co-insurances. Some treatment centers try to game the system.

UA TESTING PROFIT CENTERS

Lucrative dollars for pee. Finally the industry is getting wise to this unethical profit center.

Professional Ethics Self-Assessment

Check out a set of questions by which you can assess your own professional ethics.
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What Can I Do?

It is important to note that the majority of treatment centers are above board and have very noble missions.  It is the shady business practices of a few that ruin it for those who are out to treat those who are suffering. The fraudulent practices grab clients away with glitzy marketing from those who run ethical and clinically sound programs. 

One one way resolve this issue of unethical practices is to report them when you find them! 

If you’d like to report fraudulent insurance practices, check out the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud’s website where you can get a listing of agencies by state.

You can even report directly to insurance companies, which will impact how they interact with the unethical business. 

A little action can go a LONG WAY toward cleaning up this industry and getting your loved one on their way to effective and ethical treatment.

One way to empower yourself is to ask the prospective treatment center the right questions. An ethical treatment center should have no problem being transparent about their practices.

[ CLICK: ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS ]

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