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The necessity of a national decarceration strategy

February 12, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

National concern continues to center on the profound and persistent problem of excessive incarceration in city and county jails, and the enmeshment of persons with mental and substance use conditions in the jails.

Good people don’t smoke marijuana

January 12, 2017  |  Andrew Kessler
Perspectives

Do we have a war on weed? We have made progress convincing policymakers that morality has little to do with substance use disorders, yet, our future attorney general does not appear to share this belief.

Obama signs Cures Act

December 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

President Obama signed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act on Tuesday, authorizing programs to address substance use disorders and mental health.

Task force arms local officials in opioid crisis

November 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.

Charges against 'Rehab Mogul' affect industry as a whole

November 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Christopher Bathum, founder of 19 sober-living facilities in California and Colorado, faces multiple charges of sexually assaulting patients, as well as engaging in a $175 million insurance fraud scheme.

Shorter stays linked to rapid rehospitalization

November 17, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A study by the Treatment Advocacy Center finds that patients at state hospitals with the shortest length of stay are three times more likely to be readmitted than those with the longest initial stay.

Treatment center operator, Florida corrections department tangle again

November 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The Florida Department of Corrections and Bridges of America are once again at odds, this time...

Americans still lack access to mental healthcare

October 27, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

More than half of U.S. adults with mental illness did not receive access to treatment in 2014, and there is a serious mental health workforce shortage, according to a Mental Health America study.

Police association pledges mental health first aid training

October 17, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The International Association of Chiefs of Police announced a plan Monday to train 100% of officers and staff on mental health first aid.

CEO says providers can thrive if they heed history

September 28, 2016  |  Gary Enos, Editor
article

A keynote at the Moments of Change conference offered a prominent addiction field leader's advice to study history and not repeat mistakes of the past.

Acadia connects FBI academy to health services

September 19, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Acadia Healthcare announced that it will offer behavioral health and addiction treatment services to the not-for-profit FBI National Academy Associates. The law enforcement educational association has 44 chapters internationally.

RCCS completes recapitalization

September 16, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Restoration Counseling & Community Services, LLC, which specializes in treating behavioral health needs for individuals transitioning from the criminal justice system, has completed a recapitalization with private equity firm Latticework Capital...

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