Everyday, Heartland Intervention, LLC gets calls asking for treatment recommendations or for advice about a specific treatment center. Others call knowing that a loved one needs addiction treatment but having no idea how to access it. Heartland Intervention founder Scott J. Watson noted three trends this week in his talk at the 7th Annual Ann Daughtery Symposium on Alcohol and Drug Addiction at Franklin College.
Trend #1 The business of treatment has become extremely competitive. Our office is rigorously marketed to by a wide variety of business development and outreach representatives from treatment centers across the country, While this can be useful in developing therapeutic and strategic relationships that benefit our clients, it can create ethical areas of concern if not properly disclosed and managed.
Trend #2 Treatment centers are increasingly corporate in both their ownership and feel. This is evidenced by national call centers that represent many different treatment centers that vary in cost, location and quality. While this can have a beneficial aspect for clients, it also serves to offer “warm leads” to treatment entities.
Trend #3. As a result of financial pressures brought on by competition and the nature of managed care with insurance companies, many treatment centers are becoming more flexible. Where once an executive was expected to check his cell phone at the door- he may be given a short window in which to manage business. There also seems to be increased flexibility on length of stay, modalities, family programming and even cost.
It is worth noting that none of these trends are especially bad or inherently harmful. There are pros and cons to each. While there are always trends one thing has never changed…TREATMENT WORKS! Visit this website for quality addiction treatment programs.
Heartland Intervention is a leader in Indiana intervention services and substance abuse assessments. We work to match our clients with treatment that is clinically appropriate, affordable and accessible. When a family is worried about a loved-one’s addiction it is important to trust the professionals. Call us at 317-752-8811 to honestly discuss the detox, treatment and recovery options that are best for your family.