This week, MARC Co-Owner and Director of Business Development Zach Snitzer was honored to be a guest blogger for www.drugfree.org, the web site for the nationally known non-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The organization’s purpose is to provide support for parents and families struggling with the substance use disorder of their son or daughter.
Several weeks ago representatives from Drugfree.org reached out and inquired if we would be willing to write an article regarding many of the issues they had found parents and families were faced with when dealing with a child’s addiction and dual diagnosis issues. These included the topics of regulation and unethical practices within the addiction treatment industry, an overview of many predatory marketing tactics, patient-brokering issues and other issues taking place within the treatment field as well as some firsthand experience in dealing with parents and families when seeking treatment for their loved one. What issues have they found while searching? What questions should they ask? What should they expect from treatment providers? What can they do to guard against unscrupulous practices during a vulnerable time? How do they protect their children and find them the best treatment option so they can begin a journey of recovery? What steps can parents and families take in order to be educated consumers when seeking necessary help for their child?
We were honored to be able to offer some insight and education for parents and families and hope that be becoming educated consumers, they will be able to make the best and more informed treatment decisions for their loved ones with a clear head. The following is the blog that was posted on July 11, 2017 on Drugfree.org for the Partnership for Dryug-Free Kids:
If you or someone you know is in need of help because of drug and/or alcohol abuse or addiction, please give us a call. Maryland Addiction Recovery Center offers the most comprehensive dual diagnosis addiction treatment in the Mid-Atlantic area. If we aren’t the best fit for you or your loved one, we will take the necessary time to work with you to find a treatment center or provider that better fits your needs.