Latest Addiction treatment News

Suit highlights suburban unease with addiction centers

Jan. 11, 2022 16:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-based addiction treatment center, which like others nationwide has faced fierce opposition to opening suburban branches, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to force one suburb to stop blocking its expansion plans. The suit brought by the Haymarket Center, the...

Addiction treatment chain settles billing fraud allegations

Dec. 30, 2021 10:53 AM EST

A company that operates a network of addiction treatment centers has agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle allegations that it charged the Massachusetts Medicaid program for unnecessary urine drug testing that was illegally performed at the company's own lab, officials said Thursday. ...

Raiders DE Maxx Crosby fulfilling his potential in 3rd year

Dec. 24, 2021 14:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Maxx Crosby wasn't popular in high school, struggled with his focus while in college at Eastern Michigan and checked himself into rehab for alcoholism after a disappointing rookie season with the Las Vegas Raiders. Now, in his third year, it's all coming together...

Addiction treatment center for women expanding

Dec. 22, 2021 04:01 AM EST

OWENTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky addiction treatment center for women is expanding. Addiction Recovery Care said in a statement that its residential center in Owenton is increasing from 16 beds to nearly 100. The facility provides several services including detoxification, in-house...

Kickbacks alleged in Orange County drug treatment facilities

Dec. 17, 2021 15:25 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. Justice Department investigation of kickback schemes at substance abuse treatment facilities in Orange County has led to criminal charges against 10 defendants this year, the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney's Office said. The charges resulted from what...

New addiction treatment center planned in Greenup County

Dec. 16, 2021 04:02 AM EST

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A new addiction treatment center is planned in eastern Kentucky, officials said. Addiction Recovery Care announced on Wednesday that it signed a letter of intent with Bon Secours Mercy Health to purchase part of the former Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital campus...

Redford court awarded grants for non-traditional programs

Nov. 28, 2021 09:17 AM EST

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The 17th District Court in Redford Township has been awarded $48,500 in grants for its Veterans Treatment Court and for planning for a new hybrid DWI/drug court. The funding from the Michigan Supreme Court’s State Court Administrative...

Former youth corrections campus eyed for homeless center

Nov. 13, 2021 10:15 AM EST

WATKINS, Colo. (AP) — On the treeless flatlands east of Denver, in a field of yellow-brown weeds that feels like the middle of nowhere, sits an empty campus with seven dormitories, 500 beds, a cafeteria, a gym and a football field. Gov. Jared Polis has big plans for...

Ducks GM Murray resigns, plans to enter treatment program

Nov. 10, 2021 21:03 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray resigned a day after he was placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into his workplace conduct. Murray plans to enter a treatment program for alcohol abuse, the team and Murray said in a...

A longtime addict, Yankton mother graduates from drug court

Nov. 06, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — As a drug addict for nine years, Keri Curtis chose to keep away from her children rather than have them see how far she had fallen. She lived on the streets, moving from place to place. She became trapped in abusive relationships and toxic people,...