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BREAKING: NAATP chooses Ventrell, moves to Denver

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Marvin Ventrell, JD, was chosen by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) as its new director. Headquarters will move to Denver in May.

Top tips for your facility chapel

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Design your spiritual space for the diverse needs of those who seek health and healing.

Powdered alcohol hits the market

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

This summer, Palcohol will become available to consumers, and Discovery House in Los Angeles is calling for a statewide, pre-emptive ban on sales.

Addict is a dirty word

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Drug czar Michael Botticelli is working on a swear jar of sorts for the dirty words uttered when talking about substance use disorder.

NatCon 15: Your role in the cost control equation

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Ezekiel Emanuel sketched out new opportunities and explained his provocative take on bringing back asylums at the National Council 2015 conference

General session highlights from NatCon15

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The National Council for Behavioral Health 2015 conference in Orlando featured celebrity keynote speakers. Here are some of the highlights. 

Binge drinking on the rise among women

April 24, 2015     Kaiser Health News
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As a result of changed social norms, it’s now more acceptable for women to drink the way men traditionally have.

General session highlights from NatCon15

April 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The National Council for Behavioral Health 2015 conference in Orlando featured celebrity keynote speakers. Here are some of the highlights. 

NatCon 15: Your role in the cost control equation

April 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Ezekiel Emanuel sketched out new opportunities and explained his provocative take on bringing back asylums at the National Council 2015 conference

Addict is a dirty word

April 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Drug czar Michael Botticelli is working on a swear jar of sorts for the dirty words uttered when talking about substance use disorder.

In California, 21% put off treatment because of stigma

April 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Results of the California Mental Health Services Administration survey conducted by RAND indicate prejudice and discrimination for those with mental health concerns.

NatCon15: The benefits of acupuncture in opioid detox

April 23, 2015    
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Experts say that a combination of acupuncture points can reduce cravings, withdrawal symptoms and offer a sense of calmness and groundedness during opioid withdrawal.

Gateway Rehab expands naloxone research

April 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Although naloxone is becoming more available, there is relatively little research on the public's awareness of the medication, according to Gateway Rehab. 

Powdered alcohol hits the market

April 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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This summer, Palcohol will become available to consumers, and Discovery House in Los Angeles is calling for a statewide, pre-emptive ban on sales.

Top tips for your facility chapel

April 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Design your spiritual space for the diverse needs of those who seek health and healing.

NatCon 15: Merge to be better, not bigger

April 22, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Too often a merger is about getting bigger, but in the case of Crider and Pathways, it was about a larger entity gaining resources to create a Center of Excellence.

Blogs

A Reaction to AA Critics: Part II The Sober Truth

April 25, 2015    

In my last blog posting I described my initial reaction to Gabrielle Glaser's controversial Atlantic.com  article entitled, “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous.  Since then  I’ve been somewhat surprised to learn that the Atlantic had...

Addict is a dirty word

April 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Drug czar Michael Botticelli is working on a swear jar of sorts for the dirty words uttered when talking about substance use disorder.

Stigma Kills! Defeat Stigma!

April 19, 2015     Ron Mandershied

Defeating stigma must be an urgent priority for all of us, as former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has stated so eloquently.

Why CMS never studies addiction data

April 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

While we anxiously wait for a federal policy to address addiction, CMS is totally excluding substance use disorder data from research projects.