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Business Improvement Practices

The world of addiction treatment organizations is increasingly dominated by business scenarios such as mergers, buyouts, and rising competition. Larger and larger organizations are taking control of what began as independent "mom and pop" treatment agencies. The result is that addiction treatment organizations (largely nonprofit), which faced few demands in the past for marketing, competition, and performance, are now fighting to keep their identity, financial solvency, and places in communities. In an environment in which agencies are folding, restructuring, and merging with others to stay competitive, it is critical that addiction treatment organizations demonstrate business savvy, not only so that they can remain in compliance with a labyrinth of laws and regulations but even more so to demonstrate good stewardship in doing the most with ...

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