An Open Letter to Addiction Treatment Professionals


If you’re passionate about providing the best possible treatment to the addicts who have entrusted their lives to your care, please join our small community of leaders focused on using data to dramatically improve addiction treatment.



I was thrown into the addiction treatment world when my beloved daughter started regularly drinking to lethal levels.  As we desperately searched for help, I was repeatedly asked to shell out tens of thousands of dollars based upon conversations with someone who sounded nice on the phone and said “trust me, we’re better”.  Read my story.

After multiple rounds of treatment finally helped my daughter understand and cauterize her demons, I started Conquer Addiction to help other parents find the best treatment centers.  But the almost complete lack of data on treatment success rates allowed us to identify only a handful of treatment centers doing really good work. 

As I talked with addiction treatment centers around the country, I repeatedly heard that they wanted to track their outcomes, but didn’t have the knowledge or bandwidth to do so.  Vista Research Group was formed to provide an inexpensive way to give leading-edge treatment programs the data they need to monitor and improve their long-term success rates.  Our Outcomes Research will both give you the independently-validated success rates your payers and potential customers are looking for and will also identify opportunities for improvement based on analyzing the wealth of data we collect from your patients during and after treatment. 

But this is just the tip of the iceberg!  The addiction treatment world is decades behind other medical specialties in its use of data to understand the effectiveness of different treatment protocols and to customize treatment for individuals.  Progress Monitoring’s ability to identify underlying mental health disorders and monitor whether each patient is responding appropriately to treatment has the potential to dramatically improve outcomes.  And we’re just at the beginning of using evidence-based care to discover the most effective treatment options!

If you are passionately committed to helping more of your patients become and remain clean & sober, please join us on our mission to revolutionize the addition treatment world.  Our aim is to build a team of leading-edge treatment providers, world-renowned academics and innovative researchers working together to develop tools that will help the whole addiction treatment industry improve. 

If this mission excites you, please put your passion and expertise to work changing the addiction treatment world by joining us.  Because Margaret Mead was right when she said:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”


Yes! I am passionate about improving addiction treatment outcomes!

I want to join the team of professionals working to improve addiction treatment. 
Please send me information.

The heck with sending information, let's set up a time to talk!