Articles

Why we must redefine addiction treatment

May 22, 2015     Raymond V. Tamasi

Acute detox and rehab care are not the template for treatment of a lifelong, chronic condition.  Patients must be treated with a seamless array of services matched to the severity of their condition.

How to stretch $50 grand

May 20, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

We recently presented top experts with a design challenge, asking for advice on what facility upgrades they might prioritize if they had a budget of only $50 grand.

Enhance your space for next to nothing

May 20, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

According to BWBR Architects, in St. Paul, Minn., you can enhance a behavioral space for virtually nothing.

NAATP leaders say it's time to ditch empty boasts of success rates

May 20, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) outcomes initiative will work to collect publishable data about the true impact of substance use treatment services.  

How Much Urine Drug Testing is Enough?

May 19, 2015     Dr. Andrea Barthwell
During the May 2015 episode of Behavioral Health Today, correspondent, Lakesha Bennett interviewed Dr. Andrea Barthwell and asked the question; How much urine drug testing is really enough?

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Conference report: NAATP leaders seek to set example on ethics

May 18, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Leaders at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) clearly would prefer to shine a light on proper ethical behavior in the industry over policing ethics offenders.

In Missouri, two nonprofits merge

May 15, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Alternative Opportunities and Preferred Family Healthcare together will cover a five state area with comprehensive primary care, supported living, employment services and behavioral and addiction services.

BREAKING: Addiction Campuses buys business development unit

May 15, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Addiction Campuses has acquired Recovery Now Network, a marketing and business development firm, that will help the organization engage more people in the decision to enter treatment.

Warm handoffs serve as the first step toward accountable care

May 12, 2015     Joanne Sammer

The accountable approach requires integration of data and patient responsibility across the larger healthcare system continuum.

Addiction treatment centers missing out on ACA’s potential

May 11, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Addiction treatment providers stand to gain from the Affordable Care Act, but their state agencies aren't totally in synch with the potential opportunities.

Applying Ethics When Working in The Addiction Field

May 11, 2015     Ken Seeley
During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, Intervention TV Show cast member and Intervention 911 founder, Ken Seeley, described the ethical mindset one should have when working in the substance abuse addiction field.

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BREAKING: Prairie Center and WellSpring join Centerstone

May 7, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Centerstone, Prairie Center and WellSpring Resources will create one of the largest community-based providers of mental health and addiction services in Illinois.

Smartphone apps offer support for SUD

May 1, 2015     David Raths

The ubiquitous smartphone can be another tool to enhance long-term recovery.

Where faith fits in treatment

April 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Recruiting people into a particular religious group should not be the ultimate goal that supersedes long-term recovery.

For-profit trend leaves not-for-profits nervous

April 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The bigger question is not within the profit-making business model, but how each center or agency uses its incoming funds to shepherd people toward recovery.

Elements buys coveted domain to create go-to site

April 29, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor

With the pricey addiction.com domain name in hand, Elements plans to offer consumers a broader view of addiction.

SLIDESHOW: Seattle Children’s Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit

April 27, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The new 34,000-square-foot Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit opened in the fall of 2014 and serves children ages 3 to 18 years with complex mental health issues.

General session highlights from NatCon15

April 24, 2015     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. 

NatCon 15: Your role in the cost control equation

April 24, 2015     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

NatCon15: The benefits of acupuncture in opioid detox

April 23, 2015    

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

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