As a public company, AAC encounters more scrutiny

August 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

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.

Entrepreneur launches 1-800 Addicts

August 18, 2015    

Jason Brian hopes 1-800 Addicts will prove to be an alternative for treatment facilities that have arguably suffered harm from ethically questionable marketing practices.

CleanSlate expands to address opioid crisis

August 13, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

In Massachusetts, CleanSlate is working collaboratively to address a widely acknowledged need for opioid treatment services.

Parity remains tough, even in the pace car state

August 13, 2015     Kaiser Health News

California has taken perhaps the most proactive stance in enforcing parity laws to ensure fair and timely access to care. But even in this state, it’s proving difficult.

Your iPhone is obsolete and so is integration as we know it

August 10, 2015     Linda Rosenberg

Ten years ago, it never occurred to me to want my email, photos and the Internet with me at all times, but now, I can’t live without my iPhone. Today, we’re working together to reinvent integrated care. Ten years from now, just imagine what we...

The least you need to know about the AAC charges

August 7, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The industry discussion of the past several days centers on an indictment of American Addiction Centers and several of its employees regarding the death of a patient in 2010. 

Elements opens dedicated detox center

August 7, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Elements Behavioral Health has opened its 16-bed Bel Canto drug detoxification center in West Palm Beach, Fla.—the organization’s first dedicated detox center.

Who controls the message about behavioral health? Not us

August 7, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

It's time to launch a new marketing campaign that promotes the primacy of behavioral health and its value in the larger healthcare landscape.

Teach shame resiliency during recovery for better results

August 6, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

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.

BREAKING: Administrator of SAMHSA to leave agency this month

August 5, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Pamela Hyde, administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) since November 2009, will leave her position with the federal agency on Aug. 21.

The business case for building an integrated model of care

August 4, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The business case for integration is in the cost savings as well as patient and provider satisfaction. But making such a change can be hard. 

11 strategies for change in the war on drugs

August 3, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Prescription drugs and opioids have changed the game. Here's how you can help, according to NCAD speaker Frank Greenagel, LCSW, LCADC. 

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