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Treatment that includes marijuana use ignites debate

February 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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High Sobriety in West Los Angeles is the latest example of treatment centers using marijuana as part of treatment for addiction to alcohol and other drugs, a highly polarizing practice.

Love seems underappreciated in psychiatry

February 13, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Love for your profession, your clients, colleagues and staff can be an essential ethical principle and goal for administrators.

Music programs play a part in treatment

February 10, 2017  |  Donna Marbury
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Helping patients enhance personal expression by creating their own music is one tool that treatment centers are increasingly using to make better connections.

Anthem easing access to MAT and counseling services

January 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Anthem has announced changes that will double the number of members who receive behavioral health services as part of their medication-assisted treatment. The insurer has also dropped its preauthorization requirement.

Prevent and treat the post-holiday blues

January 10, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

This early part of the year is when the suicide rate spikes, and when depression commonly increases. Indeed, divorce lawyers have deemed the Monday after Christmas as "Divorce Day."

What we can learn from Carrie Fisher

December 28, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Though Carrie Fisher's living force ended this week, her life force will remain with so many, especially for mental health.

The opioid epidemic affects older adults, too

December 21, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News
news

As the nation grapples with a devastating opioid epidemic, concerns have primarily focused on young people buying drugs on the street. But America’s elderly also have a problem.

Building Courage: Facility helps child sex trafficking victims reclaim lives

December 5, 2016  |  By Caren Cupp
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Courage House, a campus in Northern California, offers sex trafficking victims ranging in age from 11 through 17 an environment that fosters feelings of safety and comfort as they rebuild their lives.

Should we amend the Fair Housing Act to regulate sober living?

November 22, 2016  |  Andrew Kessler
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It has become clear that the expansion and protection of sober living and recovery residences should be near the top of the list of legislative priorities.

The least you need to know about the surgeon general’s report

November 17, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The surgeon general’s report on alcohol, drugs and health is significant because not only is it the first ever report on addiction from the top federal health advocate, it’s also a document that reflects the culmination of significant changes in the national...

How to add MAT services to your organization

November 14, 2016  |  Brian Albright
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Deciding to add a medical dimension like MAT to an existing program is one thing; actually making the transition is another. The process involves overcoming a number of hurdles that could potentially derail the program.

Higher caps may not increase buprenorphine utilization

November 14, 2016  |  Brian Albright
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Research from the RAND Corporation indicates that few physicians currently prescribing buprenorphine have approached the 100-patient treatment cap, and many of those might be underutilizing the drug.

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