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Wellspring Capital acquires AdvoServ

November 24, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Wellspring Capital Management has acquired AdvoServ, which specializes in clinical, educational and residential services for children and adults with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities and dual diagnoses. 

Coalitions tailor opioid policies

November 23, 2015  |  Donna Marbury

New regional coalitions aim to decrease opioid-related deaths by 20 percent in the next three years with outreach, law enforcement cooperation and prescriber education.

Kaiser Permanente and union finally agree on new deal

November 16, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In Northern California, Kaiser Permanente and behavioral health union workers have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract after five years of strikes and failed negotiations.

National Council awards reflect changes in healthcare

November 13, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

This year’s awards include 18 categories covering individual and organizational achievements, excellence in behavioral health care management, health IT, addictions treatment, Mental Health First Aid and leadership.

Behavioral health's future includes integration challenges

November 4, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Individual organizations are seeking to build integration capabilities and streamline operations across their enterprises in the next three to five years.

For the record, NAATP supports MAT

October 28, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) recently issued a statement reminding the community that it supports the use of medication assisted treatment.

Lynn appointed as Origins clinical chief

October 28, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Origins Behavioral HealthCare has named Bob Lynn, EdD, as chief clinical officer. He’s a veteran in the field with over 40 years of experience.

Sunspire opens Hilton Head location

October 22, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Private-equity-backed Sunspire Health has opened its newest facility, Sunspire Health Hilton Head in South Carolina. 

Centers donate scholarships, one bed at a time

October 21, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

10,000 Beds is a not-for-profit organization that gathers donated scholarships from treatment centers and matches them to individuals in need--one bed at a time.

Website ownership creates an ethical question

October 19, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The list of consumer-facing referral sites owned by American Addiction Centers keeps growing, while industry experts examine the ethical obligation to disclose website ownership.

Centers sign on to marketing ethics group's code of conduct

October 8, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos. Contributing Editor

Several major names in addiction treatment have become the first facilities to sign a pledge to adhere to a marketing code of conduct designed to restore faith in the industry.  

RCA files suit in NIMBY fight

October 7, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Recovery Centers of America has filed suit against a New Jersey planning board for what it calls outrageous and discriminatory decisions.


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