Leadership

Why we must redefine addiction treatment

May 22, 2015     Raymond V. Tamasi
article

Acute detox and rehab care are not the template for treatment of a lifelong, chronic condition.  Patients must be treated with a seamless array of services matched to the severity of their condition....

Summit names Kane as CEO

May 19, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Former Gosnold COO Jim Kane has joined Summit Behavioral Health in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area.

BREAKING: Prairie Center and WellSpring join Centerstone

May 7, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Centerstone, Prairie Center and WellSpring Resources will create one of the largest community-based providers of mental health and addiction services in Illinois.

For-profit trend leaves not-for-profits nervous

April 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The bigger question is not within the profit-making business model, but how each center or agency uses its incoming funds to shepherd people toward recovery.

BREAKING: NAATP chooses Ventrell, moves to Denver

April 16, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

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
article

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
article

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
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
blog

 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
article

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
article

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
article

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

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