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Exclusive: Google unveils vetting process for drug rehab ads SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google told Reuters Monday it would resume accepting ads from U.S. addiction treatment centers in July, nearly a year after the Alphabet Inc () unit suspended the lucrative category of advertisers for numerous deceptive and misleading ads. Treatment centers now will be […]
Exclusive: Google is cracking down on sketchy rehab ads Around the country today, marketers in the $35 billion addiction treatment industry woke up to an unpleasant surprise: Many of their Google search ads were gone. Overnight, the search giant has stopped selling ads against a huge number of rehab-related search terms, including “rehab near me,” […]
How disreputable rehabs game Google to profit off patients Leasha Ali had been drunk for the last two days, but she didn’t want to be anymore. The 39-year-old math teacher and mother of two was in a spiral familiar to anyone who’s struggled with addiction.
Google is pulling addiction treatment center ads worldwide As addiction rates for illicit drugs has skyrocketed in the United States, many turned to Google to try and find places where they can find help – only to run into new issues. An entire industry has emerged online to advertise addiction treatment centers through the search […]
How to Choose an Ethical Treatment Center After reading this site you might wonder if there are any good treatment centers out there. We are here to assure you that there are many amazing and ethical programs to be found, but how does one find them? Sometimes it’s all about asking the right questions. Here […]
Treatment Ethics Self-Assessment If you are a treatment professional, here is a list of questions for you to consider when evaluating you or your program from an ethics and integrity stance: Am I up to date with my certification or license and necessary continuing education requirements? Part of having a license or certification in the […]