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Lawmakers renew call for stronger addiction treatment oversight as two Pa. providers charged

Two Philadelphia addiction treatment facilities and their owners face criminal charges for allegedly sending illegal kickbacks to recovery homes and forcing patients into substandard care.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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Inside some Pennsylvania rehabs, ‘it’s like COVID doesn’t exist’

When treatment facilities ignore coronavirus protocols, patients are forced to choose between recovery and safety.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Quarantining patients at Pa. drug treatment centers could pose risk, but many have nowhere else to go

Some people in treatment centers have nowhere to go. With recovery houses and homeless shelters closing to new entrants, alternatives are dwindling
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Pa. eases take-home restrictions on meds for people in opioid recovery to reduce clinic crowds

Some patients in treatment for opioid use disorder will be able to take home up to a month’s supply of methadone, Pennsylvania officials announced Wednesday.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania offers student debt repayment for health care workers in addiction treatment field

Doctors, licensed social workers and other behavioral health care professionals who have been working in the field of substance use disorder treatment for at least two years are eligible to apply.

By Sarah Boden/WESA