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‘Mad Men’ advice for marketing your treatment center

Patrick D'Amico

Don Draper from Mad Men would warn against spending a small fortune on advertising tactics without first developing a carefully crafted brand position.

FDA app tracks drug shortages

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The free FDA app identifies drug shortages by a drug’s generic name, active ingredient or therapeutic category.

National report measures excessive drinking by county

Where you live matters. A new report shows excessive drinking behaviors range from 3% to 56% prevalence, depending on the county.

Federal opioid strategy backed by increased funding

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Millions in new funding will help influence prescribers, encourage the use of naloxone and expand medication-assisted treatment for opioid and heroin SUD.

Where to draw the line on privacy for college students

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

HIPAA and FERPA offer protections for patient records, but the policies have their limitations as well.

Healthcare M&A hits historic high

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

 All types of buyers are on the hunt for addiction treatment centers in the midst of healthcare's biggest M&A week in history.

Mental health providers have shortest waiting room time

April 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Overall, patient wait times dropped to 19 minutes and 16 seconds, but psychologists and psychiatrists lead the way on quick service.

NIH looks at brain behavior in 5 year plan

March 31, 2015     Kaiser Health News
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Just as diabetes is diagnosed through blood sugar testing, NIMH is looking at brain imaging to detect severe mental illnesses before clinical presentation.

Healthcare M&A hits historic high

March 31, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

 All types of buyers are on the hunt for addiction treatment centers in the midst of healthcare's biggest M&A week in history.

AAC buys additional in-network facilities in N.J.

March 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The Sunrise House deal adds more in-network beds to the American Addiction Centers portfolio.

Where to draw the line on privacy for college students

March 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

HIPAA and FERPA offer protections for patient records, but the policies have their limitations as well.

Top 3 growth areas in behavioral health

March 27, 2015     Jill Sederstrom
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Where are the best opportunities for expansion? Within growing populations, ripe geographic areas and high-demand treatment modalities.

Alta Mira owners purchase Bridges to Recovery

March 27, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Constellation Behavioral Health has acquired Bridges to Recovery's two high-end residential centers in the Los Angeles area.

Origins taps 'Laguna Beach' celebrity as recovery advocate

March 27, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In his new role at Origins, Jason Wahler will serve as a speaker at recovery conferences and events and increase awareness of recovery options.

Behaving, becoming, and being healthy: The 2015 ACMHA Annual Summit

March 27, 2015     Ron Manderscheid
blog

The 2015 ACMHA Summit offered ideas on community health literacy and activation which is essential if one is to achieve and maintain good health. 

Murphy critical of buprenorphine while HHS encourages it

March 26, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Rep. Tim Murphy (R. Pa.) led a subcommittee hearing today and was especially critical of the nation’s approach in using long-term maintenance drugs.

Blogs

How humor builds leadership

March 31, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD

 There has been extensive theorizing and research about the use of humor by leaders in the business world. Such humor seems to be linked to positive returns.

ICD-10 and DSM-5: Our Industry’s Readiness

March 28, 2015    

There are many items to consider when prepping for the ICD-10 transition. Read about three of them.

Screen Time or Spring Time

March 27, 2015     Terry Stawar

According to Boston College’s Peter Gray, back in the 1950s, children had two educations. One was traditional school and the other was a hunter-gather education.

Behaving, becoming, and being healthy: The 2015 ACMHA Annual Summit

March 27, 2015     Ron Manderscheid

The 2015 ACMHA Summit offered ideas on community health literacy and activation which is essential if one is to achieve and maintain good health.