Privacy Policy


This notice contains important information about Drug Abuse Treatment Association, Inc. privacy practices which were revised pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related regulations 78 Federal Register 5625 and comply with 45 C.F.R ยง 164.520(c) (2) (iii). This notice describes how your Protected Health Information may be used to disclose, and indicates how you get access to this information. This notice is a reflection of the 2013 HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus final rule. Please review carefully.

If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact:
J. Jay Flicker, PsyD, Privacy Officer
561.844.3556 or 800.253.8770


Our Commitment Regarding Your Personal Health Information


Important Information Regarding Client Information (HIPAA):

The Drug Abuse Treatment Association, Inc. understands that health information about you and the health care you receive is personal. We are committed to protecting your Personal Health Information (PHI). We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of personal information entrusted to us by you, our client.

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.


Our Obligations:

We are required by law to:

  • Maintain the privacy of protected health information;
    Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices regarding health information about you; and
    Follow the terms of our notice that is currently in effect.



Contact forms



If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.




Who we share your data with


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Your contact information


Additional information


How we protect your data


What data breach procedures we have in place


What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements