Wednesday August 3, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM PDT
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Gina Meyer 
American Addiction Treatment Association 


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WEBINAR:  History of Addiction Treatment and Addiction Treatment Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation

If you’re currently working in the addiction treatment industry (or if you’re thinking about entering it), there’s arguably no single question more critical for you to ask yourself than this:

Am I aware of the state requirements for licensure, certification, and accreditation for my residential treatment facility or sober living house?  

You’re not alone if you know you should have a clearer, more cohesive grasp on the rules and regulations and how you can successfully navigate them. The problem is, you’re not exactly sure what—or, at times, where—the relevant stipulations are. The regulations that apply to you don’t seem to be at your fingertips, and, to make it even trickier, you’ve heard that the rules may be changing.

We can offer you a path to clarity in compliance.

Why this webinar?

  • Because you need to be sure your facility is fully compliant with state requirements;
  • Because it’s crucial for you to clearly define your rights and responsibilities within those requirements;
  • Because you need to maximize your time and therefore need to get the most up-to-date information from experts specializing in the field;
  • Because you can’t afford to be in the dark about the ways the current “Not in my back yard!” (NIMBY) backlash impacts you and your facility;
  • Because regardless of NIMBY-fueled discrimination, you deeply believe in what you do and why you do it.

Why us?

  • Because licensing requirements vary from state-to-state, making it incredibly challenging to locate the rules that apply to you;
  • Because the American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) is the only entity that tracks and organizes state rules and regulations across the nation;
  • Because it’s our mission to empower you through the vital information you need;
  • Because our webinar presenters have the kind of active regulatory compliance experience invaluable for owners and operators of sober living and treatment facilities;
  • Because we deeply believe in what you do, too!

Here’s a peek at the topics you’ll learn more about: 

  • The history of residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs;
  • The elements of required licensure, certification and accreditation;
  • The “Florida Model” trend for bypassing state licensing requirements by setting up sober living residences in lieu of residential drug rehabs;
  • Regulatory requirements of outpatient programs as compared with sober living facilities;
  • Options for structuring treatment facilities.

You owe yourself—and your facility—this illuminating webinar. You’ll come away with fresh information, a broadened perspective, and the regulatory awareness on which your endeavor depends.  

Who will benefit: Owners, operators, investors, and employees of residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs, and sober living facilities.  Health professionals, attorneys, marketers, and other professionals who work in addiction treatment will also benefit from this program.  

Register Now! 


Nelson Hardiman attorneys Harry Nelson and Kathryn Russo advise national clientele of addiction treatment providers, behavioral healthcare providers and other healthcare organizations on regulatory compliance. With deep experience in representing residential and outpatient treatment centers, sober living and extended care, and mental health facilities and professionals, they offer strategic advice on business strategy, risk management, and a wide range of licensing operational, and reimbursement issues.