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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.

Kratom research sorely needed for clinical, policy decisions

October 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In response to advocacy groups and congressional leaders, the Drug Enforcement Administration halted its attempt to place kratom on the list of Schedule I drugs, however, experts recommend more research on its pharmacology moving forward.

Overdose cases fuel new organ donations

October 6, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A Behavioral Healthcare analysis of public data confirms that organ donation is on the rise, and people who die from drug overdose are a rapidly growing donor category.

Prescribers sign on for new buprenorphine caps

October 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Since SAMHSA issued new rules around the number of patients that physicians can treat with buprenorphine, 1,665 practitioners have applied for and been granted waivers to prescribe at the increased limit of 275 patients, according to the federal agency.

Reaction to music indicates empathy

September 22, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic

The ability to feel another's pain, to take a step back from that, be concerned, and put into play efficacious therapeutic processes is a desirable trait among staff. Yet, hasn't it always been a challenge to find that out before hiring someone?

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.

Implications of SBIRT for early identification of substance use disorder

September 16, 2016  |  Paige Pennington

Optimal implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) will require practical solutions for overcoming operational barriers.

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.

Well-meaning friends fuel pain-drug misuse

September 9, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health collected data on the misuse of prescription products and found that 53.7% of those who reported misuse of pain drugs said they got them from a friend or relative.

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.

Clinicians can now access Pennsylvania PDMP

August 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Pennsylvania launched its newly designed PDMP on Thursday, now with oversight by the health department and access granted to clinicians and pharmacists, who by law must use the database in everyday practice.

Marijuana debate remains a false dichotomy

August 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The two sides of the legalization debate create a false dichotomy in which the only two options are legal marijuana use or incarceration for use or possession. In reality, there are other options.


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