Strained by the long-term use of restraint and seclusion as crisis management protocols, Grafton Integrated Health Network developed an alternative program that led to cost savings.
The addiction-treatment industry is most certainly at a crossroads, and leaders have an opportunity to shape the direction of the road ahead.
A growing complexity of roles in addiction treatment organizations is creating ethics challenges around boundaries and other issues affecting patients, a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) presenter suggested.
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.
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s 5-point ear acupuncture protocol is not a standalone replacement for other forms of addiction treatment, but when used in conjunction with those programs, it can increase their effectiveness.
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).
The “chemsex” culture is often characterized by intense experiences that combine crystal meth or similar drugs with risky sexual activity—all facilitated by GPS-based mobile apps.
To treat substance use disorders in veterans and active military personnel effectively, clinicians must first understand the unique facets of the culture in which their patients have lived.
An architect of Stages of Change theory suggests that addiction professionals often underestimate the difficulties around change, for themselves as well as their patients.
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With a THC concentration 10 times higher today than that which was found in marijuana in the 1960s, cannabis has been shown to have particularly damaging effects on brain development in adolescents.
The vaping industry is projected to overtake tobacco sales within the next 10 years, but a lack of research about its side effects has clinicians concerned.
Leaders must create strategies to retain their employees, especially in today’s market where there is competition for good workers.
Margins among medication-assisted treatment providers are now matching or exceeding high-end residential programs, so the market can expect valuations to surge.
A clinical leader presenting at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) discussed aspects of law and counselor belief that create challenges in working with both patients and their loved ones.
Substance use disorders have very real effects on populations, but Rice University authors caution that policymakers should evaluate their beliefs and re-examine where resources would be put to best use.
Leaders of AltaPointe Health Systems and Cheaha Regional Mental Health Center decided to merge the two Alabama community mental health centers because of ongoing funding concerns for behavioral healthcare services.
While young people in general aren’t likely to see mental health specialists, numbers plummet further when factoring in racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Medivance Billing Service Inc., a national leader in revenue cycle management, today announced that the organization has elected Samuel R. Mitchell, Jr., as Chief Executive Officer effective August 14, 2016.
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The National Council for Behavioral Health has launched the Behavioral Health + Economics Network, an initiative to foster communication between stakeholders in the mental health sector and bring about policy change.
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