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Assessing candidates for decision 2016

October 16, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

This election not only will determine who will become our next president, but also who will represent us in the Senate and House of the U.S. Congress, as well as in our state, county, and city offices. All of these officials will play important roles in...

Ohio committee aims for safe marijuana policy

October 11, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Ohio is now one of 26 states to legalize medical marijuana, and advocates say one priority is to ensure the state protects the community.

Some states fund comparatively low percentage of buprenorphine costs

September 22, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Advocates for Opioid Recovery recommends that governors investigate how their state Medicaid programs are covering opioid recovery treatment.

Well-meaning friends fuel pain-drug misuse

September 9, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health collected data on the misuse of prescription products and found that 53.7% of those who reported misuse of pain drugs said they got them from a friend or relative.

New association offers compliance resources

September 1, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Los Angeles-based American Addiction Treatment Association aims to help treatment center operators navigate the legal landscape as the market transforms.

New state forums drive stakeholder solutions

August 12, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The National Council for Behavioral Health has launched the Behavioral Health + Economics Network, an initiative to foster communication between stakeholders in the mental health sector and bring about policy change.

Celebrities among 2016 SAMHSA honorees

August 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Voice Awards, presented annually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, recognize entertainment industry and behavioral health community members who raise awareness for mental health and substance use disorders.

Consider the Olympics of mental health and recovery

August 10, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

Maybe someday we can dream big, like many Olympic athletes have done and host the Olympics of Mental Health. The competition could be about who overcame mental challenges and disorders to recover and succeed in life.

Leaders seek avenues to work collaboratively

August 10, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The number of new coalitions and collaborations that have popped up just in the past year or so is a sure sign of everyone’s passion to make changes in how addiction treatment is delivered and how it is reimbursed.

How we can improve the population health of people experiencing homelessness

August 3, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier

Partnerships between housing and homeless providers and behavioral health providers are one way to improve population health.

Hill Day delegates reach federal lawmakers

June 15, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Congressmen and their key staffers were receptive to the messages, and many said they are in fact working hard to advance legislation to increase funding, increase treatment capacity and improve access.

Opioid coalition backed by big names

June 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose is backed in part by three pharmaceutical companies, and it aims to advocate for opioid-related legislation and adequate federal funding.


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