Top 5 Legal Things Addiction Professionals Must Know

A hurricane has hit Addiction Treatment Center Owners, Detox Center Owners, and Sober Home Operators. This hurricane is hitting full force with 5 bills HB 807 (SB 788), HB 249 (SB 588), HB 477, HB 557 (SB 840), and SB 866 (HB 791). While this hurricane is directed towards patient brokers, drug dealers, prescribing doctors, and hospitals (collection of OD data), it also requires treatment centers to operate quite differently severe penalties, felony charges, and jail time. The old “Laissez-faire” operating mentality is gone and being replaced because of abuse, irresponsibility, and the loss of many lives.

This is first time our industry will have regulations designed to get rid of the large underground network of patient brokers. The passed legislation is ultimately designed to address the heroin epidemic and save lives. If you do not completely understand all the legislation that has come and is coming you will not be operating soon.

At Behavioral Health Network Resources (BHNR) October 27, 2016 event where we honored the Riviera Beach Civil Drug Court and raised over $400,000 worth of treatment scholarships (services not monies), we said there was a hurricane coming to South Florida and to start preparing for future changes. As a conference host provider (8 events total) educating Executives on the ethical business side of addiction, Behavioral Health Network Resources knew it was our responsibility to use our large professional direct audience and social media network to educate on these complex changes.

About three months ago we started attending the Sober Homes Task Force and Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition (PBCSAC) Meetings. We did this to try and understand the legislative process and the changes that are coming. We sat quietly, listening, getting educated, and took in all the information that we could to get an understanding to educate the professional community and the Executives attending our events.

We sat in meetings and tried to get an understanding on these changes. We noticed that there are only about 40-50 organizations participating with these organizations. These organizations have formed the landscape for the legislative changes. Any organization that has not been present, or decided not to participate could have helped mold the new regulated addiction treatment industry.

In our journey over the last several months there are still areas where we are confused. The legal jargon that the bills are written can be extremely difficult to understand, and understanding some areas where there may be loop holes. We have spoken with many operators that either seemed to think the changes will never happen, are relying on the interpretation of their legal counsel, or even worse an interpretation from their peers. We have also seen on social media the same type of reaction with many complaining, but few getting involved.

This prompted Behavioral Health Network resources to host an event that puts the forging Father’s in an open town hall forum for the operators to get educated. The Addiction Executive Thought Leader Panel Series “Fighting Patient Brokering” May 10, 2017 event in Riviera Beach puts owners directly in front of the driving force on these changes (Sober Homes Task Force) with 5 Executive panelists. CLICK HERE to check out the entire event.

This event had 210 participants, 120 organizations, 12 attorneys, and 75% of the registrants were CEO’s and Directors. We urge all to get involved in molding our industry being an “Agent of Change”, and to start attending the Some Homes Task Force and the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition meetings. We would like to thank our sponsors, exhibitors, attendees, and volunterrs that made this event possible.

Our industry is changing fast, self-regulation, unity, and positive messages are needed. We felt it’s extremely important for all professionals in our industry to gain as much knowledge as possible on these drastic changes and have allowed access to 1.5 Billion people on Facebook with the Facebook Live feed of the event. Below you can visit the panelist portion of the event and get educated on some of the issues.

The current legislation that was passed on May 4, 2017 HB 807 (SB 788) broken down to simplistic terms;

MarketingDrug treatment center marketers will need to be licensed by the state’s Division of Consumer Services. Deceiving, lying, or misleading about treatment services offered, amenities, and the high jacking of 800 numbers will be first-degree misdemeanor. We have been educating centers of the 800-number high jacking using our national social media audience, and as a personality on the national Recovery Radio Raw Show with Indian Bob.

Criminal PenaltiesStatewide you can be investigated and prosecuted for patient brokering. Prosecution could result in a felony and the fines increase with the number of patients brokered. Brokering more than 20 patients will be a first-degree felony and a whopping fine of $500,000.

DCF’s Role (Department of Children and Families): It will now cost much more to license a facility and the penalty for operating without a license is a third-degree felony with a maximum 5 years in jail. DCF significant increase in licensing fees. Operating without a license becomes a third-degree felony, carrying a maximum five-year prison sentence. DCF now must draft the new rules including; clinical, treatment best-practices, operating standards, levels of qualifications for addiction professionals and the number of staff that will be required to operate. DCF will also be allowed to visit you center anytime without notice and inspect all of the above.

As a treatment center owner, detox center owner, or sober living owner you need to completely understand the 5 bills that have passed below;

HB 807 (SB 788) — Marketers will now have to be licensed and there are stiff penalties and fines for patient brokering. and centers will be help legally liable for deceptive marketing practices. It makes DCF the “big brother” and enforcer of the industry

Sponsors: Reps. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton; Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart; and Joseph Abruzzo, D-Boca Raton; and Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Atlantis.

HB 249 (SB 588) — Paramedics, emergency techs, and hospitals to collect data on overdoses and report them to the Dept. of Health. Forces hospitals to adapt overdose protocols.

Sponsors: Reps. Bob Rommel, R-Naples, Larry Lee Jr., D-Fort Pierce; and Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples.

HB 477 —  Directly attacks drug dealers with min. and mandatory jail time including heavy fines for dealing in fentanyl. It also gives prosecutors the option of imposing murder charges.

Sponsors: Reps. Kathleen Peters, R-St. Petersburg; and Charlie Stone, R-Ocala.

HB 557 (SB 840) — Directed towards prescribing physicians controlling the quantity of opioids prescribed to five days. The Prescriptions that are filled for any controlled substances must be reported in the State prescription drug monitoring database within one day.

Sponsors: Rep. Nicholas Duran, D-Miami, Rep. David Silvers, D-West Palm Beach; and Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Atlantis.

SB 886 (HB 791) — Protects individuals that have been Marchman Acted by making their court records confidential.

Sponsors: Sen. Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach; and Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Boca Raton.

While Florida has one of the worst reputations for addiction treatment in the US, we must realize that Florida is also one of the most popular destinations for treatment and one of the nation’s largest providers of treatment. The large underground patient brokering network is national and many other states have the same issues as Florida, however the spot light has been on South Florida. The work that has been done and will be done is setting a precedence to be followed nationally, and with Dave Aronberg, his army, and national plans to save lives puts Florida in a positive light with the new “Florida Model” to be followed.

BHNR is dedicated to educating Addiction Executives on ethical business practices nationwide, while our events attract a national audience we are in process of hosting our Addiction Executive Thought Leader Panel Series events in other states like California, Texas, and in the Northeast. If your organization is dedicated to ethical business practices and want to educate your peers we would like to speak with you about partnering on an event in your state.

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Press Release; Governor Scott Declares Opioid Public Health Emergency


Here is Gov. Scott’s Press Release Declaring Statewide Public Health Emergency for Opioid Epidemic


Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaring a national opioid epidemic, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-146 directing a Public Health Emergency across the state. By signing the Emergency Order, it will allow the state to immediately draw down more than $27 million in federal grant funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Opioid State Targeted Response Grant which was awarded to Florida on April 21 to provide prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Without the order, it would have taken months for the state to distribute these funds to local communities. In addition to declaring a Public Health Emergency, Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip will issue a standing order for Naloxone, an emergency treatment for opioid overdose. This will ensure first responders have immediate access to this lifesaving drug to respond to opioid overdoses.

Governor Scott said, “Today, I issued an executive order which allows the state to immediately draw down more than $27 million in federal grant funding which will immediately be distributed to communities across the state to deal with the opioid epidemic. HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price awarded the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant to Florida and I want to thank the Trump Administration for their focus on this national epidemic. I have also directed State Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip to declare a Public Health Emergency and issue a standing order for Naloxone in response to the opioid epidemic in Florida.

“Last month, I directed the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to meet with communities in Palm Beach, Manatee, Duval and Orange Counties to identify additional strategies to fight the rising opioid usage cases in Florida. They have gotten a lot of feedback this week and we will continue to look at additional ways we can fight this national epidemic which has taken the lives of many Floridians.

“I know firsthand how heartbreaking substance abuse can be to a family because it impacted my own family growing up. The individuals struggling with drug use are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends and each tragic case leaves loved ones searching for answers and praying for help. Families across our nation are fighting the opioid epidemic and Florida is going to do everything possible to help our communities.”

Attorney General Pam Bondi said, “This declaration will help strengthen our continued efforts to combat the national opioid epidemic claiming lives in Florida by providing additional funding to secure prevention, treatment and recovery support services. I want to thank Governor Rick Scott for his continued partnership in combating drug abuse in our state; from shutting down pill mills to outlawing deadly synthetic drugs, Governor Scott has long supported efforts by my office and law enforcement to raise awareness, stop drug abuse and save lives.”

See the Executive Order and Public Health Emergency here.

Other government leaders have been pushing legislation fighting the epidemic reducing the gray, illegal operating areas of treatment centers and sober living facilities. Dave Aronberg, Florida State Attorney, and Al Johnson, Asst. State Attorney have put an army of law enforcement in place closing down operators who are participating in illegal patient brokering and putting many lives in danger. They have also been the driving force for tighter laws by pursuing legislation that protects those seeking treatment, and those in treatment.

These key players fighting the epidemic are making changes to industry marketing and operating regulations with House Bill 807, and 65D30. All industry Executives “Need to Know” the extreme changes that are coming, get involved now, be prepared for the changes about to occur, and get educated on ethical business practices. 

You can speak with 5 Thought Leader Addiction Panelists on the coming changes to our industry including Asst. State Attorney, Al Johnson in an open Town Hall Forum on the Sober Homes Task Force on how it was formed, where it is now, and what’s in the future. Get the landscape of the legislative changes coming from the Director of Special Projects at Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition and the ground braking work they are doing in re-molding the Administrative and Marketing Changes that are coming soon.

You can check out the entire 5/10/17 event in Riveria Beach, Florida by clicking HERE.





American Addiction Centers Addressing 800 Number High Jacking; Due Diligence

Outstanding show with American Addiction Centers educating on the sophisticated scheme on high jacking treatment centers 800 numbers. There has been a lot of centers numbers being stolen, and activity in many Facebook social media groups (Addiction Professional Referral Group 16,000 Members, and The Addiction Industry Top 100 Group 5,300 Members) is the pointing the finger on this national problem without in depth due diligence. Get educated on this national problem in the video below. (Please note we experienced technical sound difficulties and the sound does not start until 2 min. and 15 sec. into the video.)

We will also be addressing this issue and how to prevent and check for this issue at the Addiction and Behavioral Health Executive Thought Leader Symposium, on May 10, 2017. in Riveria Beach, FL. This event features 5 Executive Thought Leaders (Asst. State Attorney, PBC Substance Awareness Coalition, PBSO, Indian Bob, and more…) discussing sober home and treatment center busts, what’s in store for the future, and vital marketing intel from other panelists during this unique talk show host/town hall forum. CLICK HERE to check out the entire event.

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No Need to Fear Opiate Withdrawal; The BRIDGE Medical Device

Opiate withdrawal is the most difficult part of quitting opioid addiction, whether it involves codeine, fentanyl, Vicodin or heroin, the acute pain associated with the process is scary and painful. Many experts believe that both the pain of detox and the fear of that pain are one of the greatest barriers to patient detoxification and rehabilitation. It’s clear that many patients quit before they can be moved to a medication-assisted treatment program.

A new alternative pain management treatment for withdrawal and other acute pain patients is…

You can also learn about this new device and get valuable must know industry information at the Addiction and Behavioral Health Executive Thought Leader Symposium, on May 10, 2017. in Riveria Beach, FL. This event will feature a live presentation on the BRIDGE medical device as well as an interactive forum with several Executive Thought Leaders including Al Johnson, Esq., Asst. Florida State Attorney, Head of Sober Living Task Force discussing sober home and treatment center busts, what’s in store for the future, and vital marketing intel from other panelists during this unique talk show host/town hall forum. CLICK HERE to check out the entire event.

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📲 Millennials and Addiction Treatment Marketing

Article written by Millennial, Madison Richards

There is a gap between millennials and addiction treatment marketing. Millennial’s are changing addiction treatment and behavioral health marketing.  I know, I am one and have been in treatment a couple of times. We are forcing businesses to truly engage and build relationships with us to get our business. We are in a scared and confused state, and need to be in touch and comfortable with our treatment center decision.

I am part of a generation that currently represents the largest potential lifetime value of all the consumer segments. We all know that the national success rates of treatment are at about 10%.  The reality is that we need to be in treatment more than once.

After attending a marketing conference in Las Vegas where millennial’s was the hot topic, it dawned on me that addiction and behavioral health treatment center’s marketing is failing to attract and engage their largest target market. The addiction treament industry is being dominated on the largest social medium (Facebook) by patient brokers because they understand how to attract and engage individuals seeking treatment. Treatment centers need to understand and use more sophisticated marketing that attracts, engages, and brings the viewer to their websites.

Millennial’s are the largest audience of potential buyers of treatment.  A millennial is anyone born between 1980 and 2005; there are over 80 million. We are ethnically diverse, mainly college graduates, and know/dominate the internet.  The internet, cell phones and social media are our BFF’s.

When trying to figure out why they are not getting through to us, addiction treatment falls short in sustaining a truly dedicated effort to connecting with us.

This type of approach involves developing programs from scratch specifically for millennials, including: content, getting us to engage and building a trust relationship. We spend most of our time on mobile devices and want to be engaged.

From a marketing professional perspective, it really is the basics.  Offering potential client/service engagement using our language, in an honest and true story we can relate to, not clinical jargon. We understand what we are experiencing with our drug and alcohol issues and attacking us from a clinical perceptive does not work effectively.

The bottom-line is millennials are going to use our “inner circle” to find out about treatment. We are looking for social mediums that are not polished and professional.  We are thirsting for, interesting, real life experiences similar to ours that opens us up, and email contact that touches us a makes us want to engage.  We prefer to see content that relates to us, not clinical crap and not what a cookie cutter marketing agency thinks we want.

Examine your marketing model and take the time to engage with millennial’s; we are the most powerful buying group in the nation.

You can also get valuable ethical marketing must know information at the Addiction and Behavioral Health Executive Thought Leader Symposium, on May 10, 2017. in Riveria Beach, FL. This event features 5 Executive Thought Leaders including Al Johnson, Florida Asst. State Attorney, Sober Living Task Force and 4 other Executives discussing sober home and treatment center busts, what’s in store for the future, and vital marketing intel from other panelists during this unique talk show host/town hall forum. CLICK HERE to check out the entire event.

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Where Are Your Addiction Marketing Dollars?

Addiction treatment centers can generate large amounts of revenue from the 40 billion dollar a year industry. However, there are many layers of their marketing mix that need to be in place to be effective and not waste marketing dollars. Many centers take short cuts and many times take the losest bidder for their marketing. Many do not like what the experienced marketing leaders in our industry have to tell them and the investment that is needed to generate clients. Taking the lowest bidder, and short cuts costs you twice as much than if you invested the time, money, and resources to get the many mechinisms in place for effective marketing.

Many treatment do not realize the base number that they must invest yearly in their marketing to grow ethically. There is a baseline number that addiction treatment and addiction sales/service organizations should be spending on their marketing budget. There are many components needed in their marketing mix; website, SEO, ADWORDS, PPC, “DRIP” Campaigns, mobile, call center lead generation, snail mail, email mail marketing, organic rankings, gorilla marketing, FACEBOOKLinkedIn, professional events, branding, networking, knowing all the search engines, listings on high traffic addiction sites, being a thought leader and many more.

There are many that are not using a marketing mix and not spending enough while expecting results that they will not be able to achieve with what they have allocated for their marketing. There are big dollars that can be generated in profits, however there is also a cost to marketing in our industry.

We have a client that we are doing some social media work for. This client is brand new to web marketing in our industry. They were shocked on how complicated and expensive it is to have a successful marketing campaign and the many different components it entails.

I explained, there are about 75 big players spending $500,000-$1,500,000 per month just in PPC/ADWORDS. This makes it extremely difficult for small to medium players.

The smaller players often make a critical mistake when that are investing in their marketing. Their mistake is the very 1st step needed and is often skipped or not respected. The thought that this is too costly is extremely short sighted because they burn much more than that before they figure out that what they are doing is not working.

I suggested we do a S.W.O.T analysis and explained, a SWOT analysis digs deep and reveals many cost saving avenues for marketing. This is important because we need to know where the big players are spending and the players that are on your level. Without this crucial piece of intel the marketing is just a guessing game and dollars will most likely be wasted.

This client knew we were thought leaders in marketing for the addiction treatment industry by our activity and exposure..

I carefully explained the many pain points in addiction marketing. I went in depth on the many avenues to consider including ADWORDS, call center lead generation, “drip” campaigns, mobile devices (#1 in conversion rates, and if your site is not mobile friendly GOOGLE will no longer index your site), Facebook, LinkedIn, organic site marketing vs paid site marketing, crowd sourcing organic model, and finding a way to follow-up with and keep putting all the individuals that called, inquired, or clicked through on their services through the sales funnel again and again until they become a client.

This client with the help of our web marketing partner is now enjoying 4-6 new clients every month with an investment that is only a fraction of the revenue they are generating.

There is an industry minimum number that you should be investing in your marketing. Post your percentage point and we will reveal what the industry standard number is.

Want is the magic number (% Point) that you are investing?

You can also get valuable ethical marketing must know information at the Addiction and Behavioral Health Executive Thought Leader Symposium, on May 10, 2017. in Riveria Beach, FL. This event features 5 Executive Thought Leaders including Al Johnson, Asst. Florida State Attorney, Head of Sober Living Task Force, PBSO Detective, PBCSAC, and more discussing sober home and treatment busts, what’s in store for the future, and vital marketing intel like 800 number high jacking from other panelists during this unique talk show host/town hall forum. CLICK HERE to check out the entire event.

Lack of Experience in Addiction Treatment Marketing is Costing You Money

“If you think it is expensive hiring a professional wait until you hire an amateur.”- Red Adair

If you have been around the drug rehab space for any amount of time you have probably experienced this to one degree or another. Have you hired a PPC marketing firm who had little or no experience in Drug Rehab? Did you experience Google vacuuming out your wallet and returning very few admissions? You are not alone.

Really this quote is just a more sophisticated way of saying “you get what you pay for”. If you are considering hiring outside help with your addiction treatment marketing, then hire a team with deep knowledge in the addiction treatment industry. Do not recommend experimenting with individuals or teams who are new to the drug rehab industry. Why? This will cost you twice as much for an experienced marketing organization to correct.

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” – Thomas Edison

Let’s face it, great ideas are a dime a dozen. Business opportunities and business ideas are plentiful. The challenge is making those dreams come true. In the drug rehab industry there are many moving parts including: clinical, governmental/regulatory, insurance, real estate, marketing, sales/referrals, admissions/call center, difficult patients, accounts receivable and the list goes on. Putting all these pieces together and having them run like a well-oiled machine is something that only experience can teach.

Every business requires a steady flow of customers — the addiction treatment field is no different. There are many ways to attract clients to your business, with the Internet being one of the latest; however it can be prohibitively expensive.

Addiction treatment marketing for lead generation requires two mindsets:
1. Lead generation is an investment in the long term sustainability of the business
2. Lead generation has to be trackable in order for you to succeed

Lead generation requires an investment.  The amount of the investment depends on how fast you want leads, how many leads, and the ability of the center to adapt to the incoming inquiries. If you don’t know how to prepare a marketing budget, We can help you with a 5 minute phone call. The best leads will originate on your web site or from your people on the ground. This is what experience has taught us as lead generation professionals.

CLICK HERE for a Free Download: PDF Guide to Building a Better Drug Rehab Website

We spcialize as an industry consultant and an organic social media marketing leader. All of our clients need more than our social media marketing package. They also need reliable, educated, and experienced website marketing to handle their complicated websites and all the specialized moving parts underneath. As a consultant our name is on the line, and we have partnered with an industry leader for many of the services outlined in this article. If you would like to speak with an experienced addiction treatment web marketing company and see where your website is leaking and costing you money CLICK HERE and contact our perferred partner.

You can also get valuable ethical marketing must know information at the Addiction and Behavioral Health Executive Thought Leader Symposium, on May 10, 2017. in Riveria Beach, FL. This event features 5 Executive Thought Leaders including Al Johnson, Asst. Florida State Attorney, Head of Sober Living Task Force, PBSO Detective, PBCSAC, and more discussing sobe home and treatment busts, what’s in store for the future, and vital marketing intel from other panelists during this unique talk show host/town hall forum. CLICK HERE to check out the entire event.

HIPAA Violation Through the Back Door EMR Musts

Lawsuits abound surrounding accidental oversights and failure to enforce adequate procedures, to ensure patient health information is sufficiently protected. Boxes of documents have gone astray, been dumped on roadsides, fallen off trucks, and even in one case were delivered to the wrong address. Each single document could pertain to a single patient. Each single document represents a potential physical breach that left through your back door. Each physical document could be a lawsuit.

CLICK HERE for entire article



Describe a Drug User in 25 Words or Less

By: Cory Valentine, Director of Client Development, Sigmund Software

What does a drug user look like? If you had a 25 word limit, how would you answer that question? 

I read a great article from ALLISON TIERNEY in VICE discussing the need to destroy the concept of what a drug user looks like. The article made me ask myself the same question I ask you today, what does a drug user look like? 

The article talks about how we were conditioned to associate drug users with mugshots of near-death, homeless addicts. We have all seen Mugshots, Cops TV Shows, TMZ Stories, that show the devastation that drugs inflict on people.  These images over time create a perception that inevitably becomes reality for most people.  The important topic in the article is… CLICK HERE for entire article

Treatment Centers Addiction Professionals Should Visit

International Recovery Center

Addiction and behavioral health professionals should tour, get to know their staff, and discuss saving lives together. They are a multicultural and bilingual treatment center with specialized programs for the Latino population. Contact Alex Fundora, CEO (305) 610-1747, or email to schedule your tour.

International Recovery Center (Website)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Specialized Program for Latino’s Only

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Specialized Program for Latino’s Only

Outpatient Program (OP)

Individual & Group Therapy

Multi System Family Group Therapy

Diagnostic Assessments & Interventions

12 Step Program

Diagnostic Assessments & Interventions



“Our Mission at International Recovery Center (IRC) is to give hope to those in the grips of addiction by providing a path to recovery that is specific to every individual’s needs. Our graduates will find freedom in recovery and redeem a life beyond their wildest dreams.”

BlueCrest Recovery Center

State-of-the-art, evidence-based substance abuse treatment programs.
➣ Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
➣ Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
➣ Outpatient (OP)
➣ Interventions
➣ Aftercare (AC)
➣ Co-occurring Populations.
➣ 12 Step Based

Mind, Body and Spirit
⚫ Healing the Mind
Sickness of the Mind – The crux of the problem for an addict centers in the mind and a shift needs to occur in order to achieve long term recovery.

⚫ Healing the Body
Physical dependency on any substance can become a devastating and dehumanizing experience. Addiction causes the body to take over in the department of self-will, eventually leading to a point where someone else is essentially driving the car. Until the body is separated from a substance, therapeutic interventions will be of no avail. That is why we at BlueCrest Recovery Center we feel that it is imperative for a client to receive some form of detoxification prior to participating in lower levels of care. The clients physical state needs to be addressed on several different fronts.

We Address; HIV/AIDS screenings, liver function tests, HEP C screenings, STD screenings, as well as overall general primary care to treat what can sometimes be devastating effects on the body.

⚫ Healing the Spirit
Spiritual nourishment and guidance preventing relapse or self-destructive behaviors. Higher Power is of extreme importance. By addressing this component of recovery, we help arm the client with an extra and very important form of self-defense that is sometimes left out of the recovery process elsewhere.
By addressing all three aspects of the diseased, and combating it with alternative and healthy aspects of recovery on all three fronts; BlueCrest believes that any client (regardless of their current physical, mental, or spiritual state) can be successful in maintaining lifelong sobriety.

🔴 If you are a Addiction or Behavioral Health professional contact Contact Ashley Close at 973-298-5776 for a tour or phone conference.

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