BREAKING: NAATP chooses Ventrell, moves to Denver

April 16, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Marvin Ventrell, JD, was chosen by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) as its new director. Headquarters will move to Denver in May.

Congress has addiction on the radar

April 13, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Speaking at the Rx Drug Abuse Summit, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle highlighted legislation that aims to reduce the addiction crisis.

Outcomes data must be more accessible

April 13, 2015     Sigurd Ackerman, MD

Leaders in the addiction field, ideally in collaboration with a federal agency and a professional organization, must work together to establish industrywide standards.

NIH looks at brain behavior in 5 year plan

March 31, 2015     Kaiser Health News

Just as diabetes is diagnosed through blood sugar testing, NIMH is looking at brain imaging to detect severe mental illnesses before clinical presentation.

How humor builds leadership

March 31, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD

 There has been extensive theorizing and research about the use of humor by leaders in the business world. Such humor seems to be linked to positive returns.

‘Mad Men’ advice for marketing your treatment center

March 24, 2015     Patrick D'Amico

Don Draper from Mad Men would warn against spending a small fortune on advertising tactics without first developing a carefully crafted brand position.

How colleges can better serve those in recovery

March 20, 2015     Frank Greenagel

College can be tough to navigate even if you have great mental health. It can be a nightmare for someone with mental health or substance use disorder.

Exclusive: Concord’s model reinforces small treatment centers

March 11, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Concord Behavioral Health, a new startup, has created a joint-ownership model for facilities that might be overwhelmed by business operations.

AAC under investigation for possible fraud

March 4, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

An investigation will look into allegations of whether AAC may have inflated its revenues and margins by conducting medically unnecessary urine testing and charged insurers for it.

National data show stabilization in opioid use

February 26, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Editor

New findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's survey note that opioid use has leveled off at 6.9%.

What investors are looking for

February 20, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

If you have the right service offerings, demonstrated outcomes and future potential, you might be just what the investment community is looking for.

New research center finds Americans want more treatment options

February 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Kennedy Center for Mental Health and Policy Research will study today's system of care and drive best practices for improved treatment and policy decisions.

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