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1000’s of Pennsylvanians are coping with alcohol or drug dependancy, they usually usually flip to licensed therapy amenities for assist.
However a latest Highlight PA/KHN investigation discovered the Pennsylvania division tasked with oversight of those suppliers allowed some to continue operating despite harm to patients. The Division of Drug and Alcohol Applications lacks sources and regulatory energy and makes use of a flawed oversight system that does little to make sure efficient care, the investigation revealed.
On the similar time, the division is struggling to implement regulations to supervise unlicensed restoration homes the place individuals with dependancy keep. In some circumstances, operators have exploited residents, offering few guidelines and little assist, and placing individuals at better threat of utilizing medication.
On Thursday, Sept. 9 at midday be a part of Highlight PA’s Ed Mahon and KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani for a free panel on how Pennsylvania can preserve individuals with dependancy protected as they pursue restoration. Different panelists will probably be introduced.
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