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Market realities keep psych patients waiting for care

October 17, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

New data from the American College of Emergency Physicians shows that psychiatric patients are waiting in emergency rooms every single day with no immediate care available.

RCA opens Maryland center with executive program

October 6, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

New startup Recovery Centers of America announced the opening of its Bracebridge Hall treatment facility in Earleville, Md. The 550 acre property, which was previously used as a private hunting and fishing estate, includes 39 beds.

Acadia connects FBI academy to health services

September 19, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Acadia Healthcare announced that it will offer behavioral health and addiction treatment services to the not-for-profit FBI National Academy Associates. The law enforcement educational association has 44 chapters internationally.

ARS designs dedicated residential center for fire fighters

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Advanced Recovery Systems partnered with the International Association of Fire Fighters to strategize everything from the center's programming to the interior design to ensure sensitivity to the needs of fire fighters.

Should we reach out to American Muslims on 9/11?

September 8, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

Most anyone in the mental health field can anticipate the potential problem and conflict: a joyous Muslim holiday coinciding with an American tragedy that is associated with the actions of some Muslim extremists.

A roadmap to healing for the sex addict's partner

August 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Clinicians are gaining more skill in assisting the partners of individuals with sexual addiction. Stefanie Carnes offered detailed guidance for helping partners at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD).

Race, ethnicity affect kids’ access to mental health care, study finds

August 15, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

While young people in general aren’t likely to see mental health specialists, numbers plummet further when factoring in racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Consider the Olympics of mental health and recovery

August 10, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

Maybe someday we can dream big, like many Olympic athletes have done and host the Olympics of Mental Health. The competition could be about who overcame mental challenges and disorders to recover and succeed in life.

Navigate the naloxone economy

August 2, 2016  |  Brian Albright

Simpler delivery mechanisms are making it easier for laypeople to administer naloxone in an emergency, but pricing of the medicine varies widely.

HHS raises buprenorphine cap to 275

July 6, 2016  |  Gary Enos

Federal leaders estimated that the increase in the cap could allow up to 70,000 more patients to receive buprenorphine for opioid dependence in the first year.

8 ways to be a good sober home neighbor

July 6, 2016  |  Brian Albright

 The biggest challenge in operating responsible sober living facilities is to change some long-held stereotypes about recovery, and that takes time.

Medication non-adherence sends healthcare costs soaring

June 28, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Medication adherence—or, more accurately, the lack thereof—is a $337 billion problem in the United States, but tactics from advocating for personal responsibility to the support system of comprehensive medication management can turn the tide.


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