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St Jude Retreats Reveals Addiction Treatment Industry Possess Healthy Revenue Stream
Date:12/6/2012

Amsterdam, NY (PRWEB) December 06, 2012

In a recent blog post, Acadia Healthcare Company paid $90 million for Timberline Knolls an inpatient treatment program in Chicago whose profit margins were "through the roof." The report notes that the addiction treatment industry is not only financially stable but a great investment. St Jude Retreats findings have concluded that individuals do not need treatment to overcome substance use as the non-treatment program has helped 62% of program graduates to stop or moderate their use and improve their overall quality of life. Findings additionally concluded individuals had a better chance of overcoming substance use problems if they had never been treated in their first place.

Foundations Recovery CEO Michael Cartwright believes addiction treatment is a good investment because "3.5 million people a year go to treatment, there have been no rate decreases and the average length of stay is consistent." However according to St Jude's sending someone to treatment is less successful than if they remain untreated.

"Teaching people they are suffering from a progressive, incurable disease is counterproductive to their success, but it ensures a steady stream of repeat customers. When someone relapses they are told they need more extensive treatment. It’s peculiar because this is the only industry where the solution for treatment’s lack of success is more of the exact same treatment," states Michelle Dunbar, Executive Director of St Jude Retreats.

According to Stanton Peele, In Addiction Proof Your Child, "It is startling to learn that th
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