Virtual conference

Virtual conference to explore the “pitfalls” of drug treatment

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY – As the fight against addiction intensifies, fueled by a deepening crisis made worse by the pandemic, the need for treatment has also increased.

To that end, a new virtual conference, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: the Pitfalls in Navigating Addiction Treatment,” is scheduled for April 5 from 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event, hosted by HUGS, Inc, the Seafield Center and the Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery will explore the complexities of navigating addiction treatment.

“Over the past decade, the number of addiction treatment programs has increased dramatically. With the influx of providers in an often unregulated field, it has become increasingly complicated to determine which programs provide addiction care. quality and ethical and engage in moral business practices,” the organizers said.

The goal of the conference is to educate clients, families and practitioners about the unethical and illegal practices that exist in the treatment industry, organizers added. It will also provide information on how to evaluate a program. The conference will cover unethical business practices such as patient inducement and brokerage; registration flight; unscrupulous marketing tactics; call center; and billing and fraud insurance, organizers said.

The full program and registrations will be available soon.

Panelists and keynote speakers include Robert A. Kent, General Counsel, Office of National Drug Policy, Executive Office of the President and Dave Aronberg, State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit, former Assistant Attorney General, Member of the White House and Senator from Florida.