Executive Director Marvin Ventrell says that NAATP
is taking a bold step by making ethical business and clinical operations requisites of membership for the first time.
"I was really pleased to see the responders believe associations, like NAATP
presumably, have the most important role in both promulgating standards and doing something about those standards," Ventrell says.
began installing PCs in New Mexico in spring 2000.
's Dunn notes that Trump has appeared to be supportive of addiction treatment in the past.
Technology can be helpful in promoting effective aftercare, says National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP
) executive director Marvin Ventrell.
has done significant and valuable work in this area in its revamped Code of Ethics and a Guidebook that is due out later this year.
Ventrell says the industry and NAATP
have not done a good enough job in educating the larger behavioral health and medical community on the value of integrated, psychosocial care, including spiritual care.
's Ventrell believes going to a patient's funeral is not the counselor's role.
has also set out to improve outcomes tracking and revamped the organizations ethics code to require that members do outcomes research and follow marketing guidelines and ethics in reporting outcomes.
"Parity is our single largest issue now," agrees Scott Munson, executive director of Sundown M Ranch, an alcohol and drug treatment facility in Selah, Wash., and a board member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Professionals (NAATP
There is an inherent conflict between the "mission-driven" philosophies of the addiction not-for-profits that started years ago and the investor-driven for-profits of now and, increasingly, the future, says Michael Walsh, president and CEO of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP
"We might get smaller before we get larger," says Doug Tieman, president and CEO of Caron Treatment Centers and one of the architects of the NAATP