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Consistent messages catch lawmakers' attention

Julie Miller

At the Behavioral Health Summit, Andrew Kessler provided a snapshot of the opportunities for advocacy

How effective are patient confidentiality rules in today's system?

Julie Miller

The 42 CFR Part 2 law locks down data, preventing it from being leveraged for better clinical outcomes

11 best practices in branding and lead generation

Julie Miller

Online marketing campaigns can be optimized to improve goodwill and generate more leads through better testing and measurement

Stop selling! Represent your program instead

Julie Miller

Don't rely on selling tactics! Change your attitude to one of ethical, above-board marketing to represent your program honestly

Think telehealth to complement services

Charlene Marietti

The technology is mature, the time is right and the culture is ready for telehealth. 

Battling Big Marijuana

Charlene Marietti

Providers in the two states that have legalized marijuana want to put the genie back in the bottle. Data may help.

Don't let fear torpedo the effort to go smoke-free

August 27, 2014     Gary A. Enos
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Research evidence and available treatments demonstrate why addiction treatment facilities can and should become tobacco-free, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) panel agreed. 

Take care of yourself so you can care for your patients

August 25, 2014     Julie Miller
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Use good self-care practices so you can offer your best to your patients

The evolution of behavioral healthcare facilities and emerging trends

August 25, 2014     Megan Combs
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At the Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit (BHLS), architects Jim Hunt and Kevin Turner discussed the evolution of BH facility design. 
 

11 best practices in branding and lead generation

August 25, 2014     Julie Miller
article

Online marketing campaigns can be optimized to improve goodwill and generate more leads through better testing and measurement

Battling Big Marijuana

August 25, 2014     Charlene Marietti
article

Providers in the two states that have legalized marijuana want to put the genie back in the bottle. Data may help.

Think telehealth to complement services

August 25, 2014     Charlene Marietti
article

The technology is mature, the time is right and the culture is ready for telehealth. 

Counselors can assert meaningful role in medication-assisted treatment

August 25, 2014     Gary A. Enos
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A session presenter at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) walked clinicians through challenges in working with clients receiving medication treatments. 

Stop selling! Represent your program instead

August 24, 2014     Julie Miller
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Don't rely on selling tactics! Change your attitude to one of ethical, above-board marketing to represent your program honestly

When stuff is the drug: How to treat hoarders

August 24, 2014     Megan Combs
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At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, attendees learned the basics of how hoarding begins and how to treat clients looking for help.

Black's work with families honored with Father Martin Award

August 24, 2014     Gary A. Enos
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Claudia Black, PhD, was reminded of her earliest contact with Father Joseph Martin when she accepted the Father Martin Award this weekend at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD). 

Blogs

ICD-10 and DSM-5 Preparedness: Lessons Learned From One FQHC

August 21, 2014    

An exception in our industry, one FQHC took the time necessary to understand what will happen. 

Listen ever so carefully! The U.S. House Mental Health Caucus has disappeared very, very quietly!

August 19, 2014     Ron Manderscheid

We were shocked, utterly shocked, to learn that the U.S. House of Representatives Mental Health Caucus has disappeared. It is gone without a trace—no notice, no fanfare, no transparency.

Pharma gifts: Is there a free lunch?

August 19, 2014     Terry Stawar

That free pizza wasn’t nearly expensive or good enough to make me want to prescribe "Expensivexa"  

Top 5 ways to appreciate your donors

August 18, 2014    

Find at least two opportunities each year to communicate personally with each donor. Resist the temptation to do all the talking; ask lots of questions, and listen to what they need and want.