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ARS designs dedicated residential center for fire fighters

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Advanced Recovery Systems partnered with the International Association of Fire Fighters to strategize everything from the center's programming to the interior design to ensure sensitivity to the needs of fire fighters.

How to leverage population health strategies

July 12, 2016  |  Donna Marbury

Though challenges arise, it is essential that behavioral health providers create population health strategies to increase patient engagement and eventually cut healthcare costs.

Seattle providers bring seamless care to new behavioral unit

June 2, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

As deinstitutionalization continues to reduce state hospital beds across the U.S., a new 22-bed inpatient unit at Swedish Ballard gives the Seattle area a community-based care facility that specializes in comorbid disorders.

Foundations unveils Detroit outpatient facility

May 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Foundations Recovery Network opens Foundations Detroit to provide integrated outpatient treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.

Rosecrance at 100

May 2, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

CEO Philip Eaton has seen an evolution in attitudes toward behavioral health as well as new opportunities to serve the changing needs of patients.

Debate arises over HHS Part 2 rules

March 22, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

Existing privacy rules are too cumbersome for today’s integrated world, say proponents of change to 42 CFR Part 2, while others argue that the new privacy rule changes are too broad.

NatCon16: Five-year model leads to better treatment outcomes

March 14, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, however, its neuroplasticity can allow it to recover. According to Nora Volkow, the best outcomes happen when treatment support services are provided for patients for at least five years.

Poverty magnifies health problems

February 16, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

Total Health Care clinic in West Baltimore serves its community with primary care and behavioral health services. The poverty, substance abuse and lingering trauma of street violence that shape the lives of many residents make the staff’s work more challenging...

Rogers focuses on young adult mood disorders with Chicago program

February 9, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Rogers Behavioral Health has launched a specialized, partial-hospitalization program that offers evidence-based treatment for young adults with depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. 

SAMHSA barometer shows reduction in teen smoking

January 26, 2016  |  Alison Knopf

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

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

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.


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