Staffing Spotlight: Christian Pantoja, Utilization Review Manager

When Christian Pantoja was offered the opportunity to come on board with 449 Recovery as its Utilization Review and Quality Assurance Manager, he knew instantly it was something he wanted to say yes to. As someone who had recently completed substance abuse treatment, he could relate to and appreciate the support of those around him,

Upcoming Star Wars Premier Brings “The Force” Back to 449 Recovery

Building upon the success of recent film premiers for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Batman V Superman”, 449 Recovery once again will be celebrating in the success of their clients with an advanced VIP screening of the next Star Wars installment, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.  The highly anticipated follow-up to  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”  will be screening on Thursday,

How to Help Loved Ones Deal with Addiction

Oftentimes people who have a loved one or relative struggling with an addiction often don’t know how to help them. The decision to try and get help for someone you care about who has an addiction or substance abuse problem is never easy. Fortunately, with your support, they have a greater chance of overcoming their addiction.

Why Holiday Stress Can Lead to Increased Substance Abuse

Most people look at the holidays as a happy season, a season where you can catch up with loved ones and friends you haven’t seen all year. However, the holidays can be stressful and dangerous for those who suffer from mental health, addiction, and substance abuse issues.

Blended families have to deal with generations of biases and wounds.

Returning to School Following Addiction Treatment

We’ve all heard it. These days, to get ahead in life, no…actually just to stay on par and get by, it seems it’s more and more important to get that college-level degree. As your “golden ticket” to securing interviews and launching a career, earning a college degree is what should be near the top of one’s list,

The Alarming Threat of the Most Powerful Opioid Ever Known is Upon Us

Just when you thought the current wave of opioid-based drugs couldn’t get any worse, or more dangerous, along comes one little number that is so powerful , even those who think they’ve seen it all are alarmed and confounded. We’re talking about carfentanil, which is an analog of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl, and it’s extremely potent.

449 Recovery Announces Updates to Alumni Program

449 Recovery has revamped our alumni program to now include bi-monthly accountability groups exclusively for those who have successfully completed the program as well as monthly event nights. The most recent event nights have included movies and pizza as well as sobriety birthday celebrations. The program, now headed by Kenny Hobart, is an effort to keep alumni close and promote our family atmosphere.

“Body Brokering” Casts Shadow Over Substance Abuse Treatment Industry

Patient brokering, also known as “body brokering”, is the practice of off-trading a client referral for money, and it’s becoming more common in today’s drug rehab and substance abuse treatment industry, and threatens to undermine the overall success rate for treating patients. Cases of patient brokering, insurance fraud and other unethical practices have led the FBI to investigate several drug rehab facilities and prompted drastic actions by health insurers,

Staffing Spotlight: Andrew Maloof, Business Development Representative

As a former client of 449 Recovery, Andrew Maloof can relate all too well to the many challenges that those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction face every day. So when the opportunity arose to work for 449 Recovery some two and a half years ago, it was a “no brainer” of sorts for the University of Nevada Las Vegas graduate.

The Increased Risk Marijuana Poses to Children

Results are beginning to come in on the increased exposure children have to marijuana and the numbers indicate a serious problem could be developing. A study recently published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says that in Colorado the rates of marijuana exposure in young children, many of them toddlers, have increased 150 percent since 2014,