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Alanco targets behavioral health investments

August 31, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Alanco Technologies, an organization with investments in the energy-services industry, is making a shift toward investment in behavioral health treatment centers with three deals in its pipeline.

The least you need to know about Clinton’s mental health policy

August 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Hillary Clinton released a mental health policy proposal Monday that includes a few noteworthy investments, such as the expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program.

Sovereign puts spotlight on NIMBY

August 30, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Sovereign Health has created an online article series that aims to shed light on the perceptions and realities surrounding “not in my back yard” (NIMBY) issues.

Follow the money in behavioral healthcare

August 30, 2016  |  Ed Jones, PhD
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Private equity investors are putting a great deal of time, effort and money into figuring out how to transform the behavioral healthcare industry, and our industry leaders must match that, in terms of time and effort, if not money.

Surgeon general calls on physicians to fight opioid crisis

August 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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In a letter to U.S. physicians, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls on clinicians to screen patients for opioid use disorder and to treat addiction as a chronic illness, not a moral failing.

What Works: Alternatives to physical restraint

August 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Strained by the long-term use of restraint and seclusion as crisis management protocols, Grafton Integrated Health Network developed an alternative program that led to cost savings.

Clinicians can now access Pennsylvania PDMP

August 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Pennsylvania launched its newly designed PDMP on Thursday, now with oversight by the health department and access granted to clinicians and pharmacists, who by law must use the database in everyday practice.

Treatment providers must respond to the market

August 23, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The addiction-treatment industry is most certainly at a crossroads, and leaders have an opportunity to shape the direction of the road ahead.

Group finds few easy answers to common ethical dilemmas

August 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A growing complexity of roles in addiction treatment organizations is creating ethics challenges around boundaries and other issues affecting patients, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) presenter suggested.

Marijuana debate remains a false dichotomy

August 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The two sides of the legalization debate create a false dichotomy in which the only two options are legal marijuana use or incarceration for use or possession. In reality, there are other options.

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The least you need to know about Clinton’s mental health policy

August 30, 2016     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Hillary Clinton released a mental health policy proposal Monday that includes a few noteworthy investments, such as the expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program.

Follow the money in behavioral healthcare

August 30, 2016     Ed Jones, PhD

Private equity investors are putting a great deal of time, effort and money into figuring out how to transform the behavioral healthcare industry, and our industry leaders must match that, in terms of time and effort, if not money.

Hillary Clinton offers excellent mental health policy proposals

August 30, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Hillary Clinton stated categorically that mental health will be a top priority of her administration. She also stated categorically that she will convene a White House Conference on Mental Health during her first year in office. We could not ask for more.

Last chance to pass mental health reform?

August 28, 2016     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Just as the shimmering sunlight of summer is quickly waning away, so too is the stellar opportunity we have to pass national mental health reform legislation this year.