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%.

Smartphones top enabler of patient engagement

February 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Younger generations are more likely to use the ubiquitous smartphone to track health and engage in care plans.

Centerstone institute, AAC research will examine outcomes

January 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

New research on how length-of-stay and nutrition links to outcomes will yield evidence to demonstrate to insurers the effectiveness that the industry provides

How AAC plans to become a national brand

January 30, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

American Addiction Centers CEO Michael Cartwright makes an investment in the future and begins building an empire.

Four factors that predict gun violence—substance use is one of them

December 12, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Vanderbilt University authors say that the focus on mental illness after rare, mass shootings misdirects the conversation. The focus should be on everyday gun violence.

Twitter posts may shine fresh light on mental illness trends

December 10, 2014     John DeGaspari

Analyzing Twitter posts may help measure mental health trends after dramatic events such as natural disasters and military conflicts

MHA examines health plan coverage of mental-health medications

December 9, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Under the Affordable Care Act, health plans are selling policies through online exchanges, and Mental Health America compared how such plans cover behavioral-health medications

Research, programs and tools worth knowing about

November 25, 2014     Julia Brown

Stay informed on what's happening in the industry with these useful updates.

NIH funds study of social media’s impact on substance abuse

October 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced more than $11 million over three years to support research exploring the use of social media to advance the scientific understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction.

Quality group disappointed by plans’ behavioral health performance

October 22, 2014     Julie Miller

NCQA's 2014 quality report notes declines in behavioral health quality measures among health plans. The group will track additional data in the future.

Why do some people hoard?

October 13, 2014     Charlene Marietti

Can hoarding be described as an evolutionary mismatch?

Buprenorphine use remains hit or miss

October 9, 2014     Julie Miller

Counties with Medicaid and/or block grant funding to reimburse for office-based buprenorphine use have more credentialed, waivered physicians

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