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SAMHSA barometer shows reduction in teen smoking

January 26, 2016  |  Alison Knopf
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The finding is important because it means that as the teens get older, they will be less likely to smoke as adults. Likewise the trend indicates prevention efforts are successful and should be continued.

Policy guide outlines addiction roadmap

December 3, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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CASAColumbia's newly released report calls for improved provider quality, use of evidence-based treatment, improved access to medication-assisted treatment and expanded diversion programs.

Study aims to identify genetics contributing to PTSD, substance use

November 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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Identifying specific genetic factors that contribute to a higher risk of post-discharge conditions among could lead to better post-trauma treatment among National Guard members and Reservists.

The future: Patient-centered and trauma informed

October 14, 2015  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Organizations that structure their programs to respond to the needs of the individual patient will realize greater engagement and retention.

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

September 17, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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

Ventura Recovery Center launches young adult program

September 15, 2015  |  Julia Brown, associate editor
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The dual diagnosis treatment center offers a three-phrase recovery program combining graduated sober living with comprehensive addiction treatment services.

Hospitals seek behavioral partners to reduce Medicare readmissions

September 8, 2015  |  Joanne Sammer
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With serious cash on the line, hospitals are in need of willing partners to help in managing the overall health of Medicare patients.

As a public company, AAC encounters more scrutiny

August 24, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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.

Morningside Recovery offers probationers no-cost treatment

August 12, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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Fresh Start was created in response to an interest from probation officers across the country. According to Morningside Recovery, initiatives that assist heroin users get treatment without the risk of arrest are already referring clients to the program.

Teach shame resiliency during recovery for better results

August 6, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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The most effective trauma resolution and recovery work will not last if shame is bypassed. Experts at NCAD said shame must be addressed and resiliency cultivated in order for a patient to make lasting strides.

Leverage population health to compete in today's market

August 3, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Mental health and substance use treatment providers must learn to speak the language of other stakeholders and play a role in population health initiatives.

Healthy versus unhealthy sexual relationships: Do you know the difference?

August 2, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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You have to know the difference between a healthy and unhealthy sexual relationship before you can do any counseling on the subject, NCAD speakers said.

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