The best evidence money can buy…

    This week I reported that American Addiction Centers, one of the largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation companies in America, which owns facilities in Las Vegas, boasts that more than 60 percent of its clients remain substance free 12 months after treatment.

    An observant tipster let me know the study of 4,000 patients was not exactly independent.  In fact, it was bought and paid for by AAC from the Centerstone Research Institute, AAC’s Tennessee neighbor.
    In 2015, Centerstone Research Institute set out to investigate whether outpatient services are as effective as in-patient treatment, a critical question given insurers’ preference for less expensive out-patient programs. A year later, Centerstone executive Tom Daub became AAC’s Chief Clinical and Compliance Officer.
    AAC declines to say whether the effectiveness of its programs has been researched and evaluated by any independent parties.
    Keep those tips coming!
    Dana Gentry
    Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.

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