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Police association pledges mental health first aid training

October 17, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

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

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

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

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...

Research challenges perception of the addiction crisis

August 16, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Substance use disorders have very real effects on populations, but Rice University authors caution that policymakers should evaluate their beliefs and re-examine where resources would be put to best use.

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.

Behavioral Healthcare Champion: Ray Tamasi

July 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Ray Tamasi, president, Gosnold on Cape Cod, is working with 17 local police departments and two area hospitals to reach out to overdose patients in the community and help them seek treatment.

What Obama’s gun rule means to you

June 2, 2016  |  Craig D. Bronsnick, Esq.

Under the final rule, providers and others are in fact permitted to disclose private health information under HIPAA—without patient authorization—to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

NAMI guide offers tips for first responders

May 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

NAMI's new guide features best practices for safeguarding the mental health of first responders in the early moments of critical events and during the long aftermath.

Medication can be comfortably integrated into drug court programs

April 22, 2016  |  Gary Enos

A new report prepared by the Legal Action Center emphasizes that drug courts need to acknowledge that treatment decisions for participants belong in the hands of clinicians.

How to reduce workplace violence

April 18, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

Behavioral health organizations can take proactive steps to identify risks and protect employees from the dangers of workplace violence.

Political gridlock blocks Missouri PDMP

April 14, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

Missouri is the only state that hasn’t created a prescription drug monitoring program database, and a protracted political battle has kept the state from passing a law to establish one. 


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