NatCon15: What dopamine tells us about opioid addiction

April 21, 2015    

Dopamine is more important to human survival than first thought, said experts at National Council advocating for medication-assisted therapy. 


Why CMS never studies addiction data

April 17, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

While we anxiously wait for a federal policy to address addiction, CMS is totally excluding substance use disorder data from research projects.

Mental health providers have shortest waiting room time

April 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Overall, patient wait times dropped to 19 minutes and 16 seconds, but psychologists and psychiatrists lead the way on quick service.

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.

National report measures excessive drinking by county

March 25, 2015    

Where you live matters. A new report shows excessive drinking behaviors range from 3% to 56% prevalence, depending on the county.

Depression costs employers $210 billion

March 23, 2015     Kaiser Health News

Research finds the average worker who had major depression disorder lost the productivity of about 32 workdays a year, costing employers real dollars.

Plan now for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

March 13, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD

Did you know that July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness month? It's time to start preparing something special.

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.

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