Volume 4 Issue 25, December 5, 2017
Nearly 50 years ago, Anais Nin wrote that “we don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” Her observation about human projection fits well for the addictions treatment market where we are in the midst of continuing evolution. One of the most significant changes is the shift away from large inpatient facilities that rely on extended occupancy to outpatient options that, until recently, were believed to be the bedrock of all addictions intervention. In fact, words like “treatment” and “recovery” were sometimes synonymous with “inpatient treatment.”
Today’s shift toward outpatient treatment is part of a new healthcare vision and is based on the following:
It’s impossible to know exactly where the addictions treatment market is headed because of the complexity of the numerous factors involved. Yet, the trends driving the change are clear and they point to new opportunities as long-held assumptions give way to a new generation of ideas. It may be as the 18th century German writer, Ludwig Borne, noted that “losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.”
Tom was the Founder and Managing Partner of VERTESS. He was a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA), consultant, and Licensed Psychologist with over 35 years of very successful national experience in the healthcare marketplace, including co-founding and building a $25 million behavioral health/disabilities services company. Tom represented sellers and investors across the healthcare spectrum and was recognized for his executive leadership in the 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year issue of Inc. Tom passed away in December 2018.