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Success will take brand integrity

October 2, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Industry experts at the Moments of Change conference said success in the future of behavioral healthcare will take brand integrity, brand differentiation, the ability to stand strong on your mission, and a willingness to refer patients as appropriate.

AAC completes Sunrise deal

October 2, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

American Addiction Centers has completed the acquisition of not-for-profit Sunrise House Foundation in New Jersey.

Origins opens HeadWaters executive program

October 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Now open in South Florida, HeadWaters at Origins is home to a new executive program that is designed to treat high net worth individuals and licensed professionals.

JourneyPure acquires Questhouse

September 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The acquisition of Kentucky-based Questhouse will allow JourneyPure to draw more potential clients from the Midwest.

Telemental health is booming

September 24, 2015     René Y. Quashie

While the delivery of telemental health touches on some federal laws like HIPAA, most of the significant issues involve state law.

‘Big data’ is already here

September 23, 2015     David Raths

While the idea of distilling terabytes of patient data into everyday practice might seem far-fetched, big data is already here—even for behavioral health.

Addiction medicine viewed as respected practice

September 22, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A recent White House summit brought together stakeholders to brainstorm ways to further integrate addiction medicine across primary and specialty medical practice.

BREAKING: Universal Health Services buys Foundations

September 18, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Universal Health Services has acquired Foundations Recovery Network for $350 million, gaining an established direct-to-consumer marketing model for substance use treatment.

FACT FILE: National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2014

September 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The latest data from SAMHSA characterizing the prevalence of substance use and mental health disorders and the associated treatment of such disorders indicates a number of trends remained flat

How behavioral health can advance a better model

September 16, 2015     Ed Jones, PhD

Primary care is fundamentally flawed because we need behavioral health to lead the assessment of the patient – leading with the “head first.” We need to shift from a physician-centered model to a patient-centered model.

CleanSlate capitalizes on unmet need for MAT

September 10, 2015     Julia Brown, associate editor

A provider of outpatient medication-assisted therapy (MAT) is filling a need for opioid-abuse treatment among Medicaid populations. The organization has expanded into Pennsylvania with one center open currently and another scheduled to open in October.

Hospitals seek behavioral partners to reduce Medicare readmissions

September 8, 2015     Joanne Sammer

With serious cash on the line, hospitals are in need of willing partners to help in managing the overall health of Medicare patients.

Murphy touts mental health bill on Cleveland visit

September 4, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Rep. Tim Murphy told Clevelanders that legislation for reforming the mental health system has been “slow-walked” for too long.

Inspiring female greatness in behavioral healthcare

September 2, 2015     William McCormick, CEO

From counselors, clinicians, marketing managers and treatment center executives, women are at the forefront of the behavioral healthcare industry forging a new path.

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Grassroots movement spurs national rally for addiction awareness

September 1, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The UNITE to Face Addiction rally, which will take place on the National Mall in October, aims to aggregate siloed efforts into a national push for change.

Suicide survey notes new focus areas

September 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The overwhelming majority believes that services to address mental health should be part of any basic health plan, but they also believe most people can’t afford them.

Clinicians track sleep cycles with wearable devices

August 28, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Mountainside Treatment Center is now using wearable devices to help patients thwart insomnia and sleep deprivation issues.

As a public company, AAC encounters more scrutiny

August 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Being a public company opens up an organization to intense scrutiny. American Addiction Centers recently provided an update to address the online reports related to its pending litigation.

Experts concerned over OxyContin approval for kids

August 20, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The behavioral health community is pointing to today's overprescribing trends and serious concerns about addiction in light of FDA's approval of oxycodone for children.