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Poll: Half of America affected by opioid crisis

November 24, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

More than half of the 1,352 adults surveyed say they have been addicted themselves or know someone with an opioid issue. They also say treatment is the top solution.

4 percent of Americans have drug use disorder

November 18, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

About 14 percent of people who had drug use disorder in the past year received any type of care, possibly reflecting their skepticism about the effectiveness of care options.

Clinicians must turn evidence into practice

November 16, 2015  |  Jill Sederstrom

In the years ahead, the field will place greater emphasis on evidence-based practices, and facilities will need to find better ways to implement them.

Researchers stumble on middle-age mental health crisis

November 9, 2015  |  H. Steven Moffic

New research indicates that the mortality rate for the white population between the ages of 45 and 54 rose dramatically between 1999 and 2013, much of it attributed to behavioral health issues.

Study aims to identify genetics contributing to PTSD, substance use

November 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Identifying specific genetic factors that contribute to a higher risk of post-discharge conditions among could lead to better post-trauma treatment among National Guard members and Reservists.

FACT FILE: Opioid prescribing rates

October 15, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Opioid prescribing practices varied widely among states in 2013, with Louisiana claiming the top spot for most prescriptions written.

Psychology is a discipline in crisis

September 30, 2015  |  Terry Stawar

Psychology is experiencing one of its worst periods in 140 years, thanks to a scandal involving ethical standards and questions about research validity.

‘Big data’ is already here

September 23, 2015  |  David Raths

While the idea of distilling terabytes of patient data into everyday practice might seem far-fetched, big data is already here—even for behavioral health.

Experts concerned over OxyContin approval for kids

August 20, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The behavioral health community is pointing to today's overprescribing trends and serious concerns about addiction in light of FDA's approval of oxycodone for children.

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. 

Don’t implement that app until you ask these questions

June 23, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

CRI's guide helps providers cut through the clutter to find the right app for their patients.

What is an empirically-supported clinician?

June 1, 2015  |  Edward R. Jones

The clinical results of the individual clinician make the most difference, yet, no one seems to have access to any such results because few have bothered to measure them.


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