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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Addiction Treatment Forum
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Addiction Treatment Forum
Web address:http://www.atforum.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct127632
Date of initial review: 26 Jul 2001
Validity of certificate01 Nov 2013 - Nov 2015
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
This website publishes medical information from various sources. The editor is not a medical professional.
Ms. Emerson has served as publisher of Addiction Treatment Forum since its inception in 1992 and is the founder of Clinco Communications, Inc., which currently produces AT Forum. Additionally, she has more than 10 years experience in account management at business-to-business medical advertising agencies including Noble Arnold & Associates. Earlier advertising/marketing experience was concentrated in media development for consumer oriented accounts at BBDO, Needham Harper & Steers, Tatham Laird & Kudner, and other agencies, following her graduation from Michigan State University with a BA in ...  (01 Nov 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Addiction Treatment Forum reports on substance abuse news of interest to opioid treatment programs and patients in methadone maintenance treatment.
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Addiction Treatment Forum reports on substance abuse news of interest to opioid treatment programs and patients in methadone maintenance treatment.
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Purpose of the website
The contents of the Addiction Treatment Forum site, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials ("Content") are for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. The Content is not intended to be nor should it be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment in any way.
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3. Confidentiality
ATForum.com Privacy Policy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.

McCarty D, Perrin NA, Green CA, Polen MR, Leo MC, Lynch F. Methadone maintenance and the cost and utilization of health care among individuals dependent on opioids in a commercial health plan. Drug Alc Dep. 2010;111:235-240.
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All medical information, legal notices and homepage are dated.
Updated March 3, 2013
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Postal and Email address, as well as phone number are provided.
Contact Us page
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Addiction Treatment Forum
is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO, a manufacturer of opiate and alcohol addiction products.
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8. Advertising policy
Commercial advertising is not accepted
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