Accreditation Even More Important as Google Cracks Down on Addiction Treatment Ads

  The New York Times has recently reported that Google has begun implementing new advertising restrictions on searches for addiction treatment centers in the United States. The online search engine has eliminated ads that appear when a search is done using specific phrases, including “drug rehab” and “alcohol treatment centers”, among others that treatment providers have been willing to pay up to $70 per ad click for. Reasons for Google’s bold move include the practice among some marketers to use … Continue reading

Accreditation in Action – Youth Opportunity Center

The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC), located in Muncie, Indiana, is dedicated to helping at risk children and families in life changing ways. Since the early 1990’s, the YOC has provided a safe place for troubled children and families to work together toward a brighter future. Now, almost two decades later, hundreds of children and families in need have been helped by the over 380 YOC staff members who dedicate themselves each day to making a difference in a child’s life. 1.  … Continue reading

Celebrating Accreditation! (AKA Congrats to Lee County Youth Development Center!)

There was recently cause to celebrate at Lee County Youth Development Center (LCYDC) in Opelika, AL as they were awarded reaccreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA). This was not their first time being accredited, but I am told it was their smoothest process yet. After working hard for many months, putting new policies and procedures in place, ensuring staff was fully trained and furthering their quality improvement efforts, LCYDC once again demonstrated their commitment to providing the highest quality … Continue reading