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BREAKING: NAATP chooses Ventrell, moves to Denver

Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Marvin Ventrell, JD, was chosen by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) as its new director. Headquarters will move to Denver in May.

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NatCon 15: Your role in the cost control equation

April 24, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Ezekiel Emanuel sketched out new opportunities and explained his provocative take on bringing back asylums at the National Council 2015 conference

New documentary assails questionable ethics in addiction treatment industry

April 21, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Primary treatment and sober living facilities both come under harsh criticism in the film "The Business of Recovery," officially premiering in California on April 26.

Stigma Kills! Defeat Stigma!

April 19, 2015     Ron Mandershied

Defeating stigma must be an urgent priority for all of us, as former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has stated so eloquently.

New Jersey collaborative aims to fix behavioral health landscape

April 16, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovations Collaborative will gather data from five hospitals on patient flow through provider networks, analyze the data and then apply evidence-based practices and innovative system changes to better serve patients.

Richie Supa: Music makes a difference

April 13, 2015     Nadine Harris-Daly

At NCAD 2015, rock n' roll songwriter Richie Supa will share his recovery story and the innovative approach of Recovery Unplugged™ Treatment...

Stephanie Covington: Why gender matters in trauma services

April 3, 2015     Nadine Harris-Daly

Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, an internationally recognized clinician, will present “Gender Matters: A Trauma-Informed Approach” at the 2015 National Conference on Addiction Disorders and Behavioral Healthcare Executive Summit...

National Council dives into big picture trends

April 1, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Huge gains in healthcare coverage have added up to an unprecedented opportunity in the business of treatment and recovery, according to Linda Rosenberg.

5 ways to build behavioral centers of excellence

April 1, 2015     Joanne Sammer

Create a plan to become a center of excellence under the guidelines issued by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

How humor builds leadership

March 31, 2015     H. Steven Moffic, MD

 There has been extensive theorizing and research about the use of humor by leaders in the business world. Such humor seems to be linked to positive returns.

Top 3 growth areas in behavioral health

March 27, 2015     Jill Sederstrom

Where are the best opportunities for expansion? Within growing populations, ripe geographic areas and high-demand treatment modalities.

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.