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Why we must redefine addiction treatment

Raymond V. Tamasi

Acute detox and rehab care are not the template for treatment of a lifelong, chronic condition. Patients must be treated with a seamless array of services matched to the severity of their condition.

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Enhancing workplace productivity and mitigating disability through a culture of wellbeing

May 29, 2015     Ron Manderscheid, PhD
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Workplace disability became the subject of an important, forward-looking Summit recently. Participants agreed that organizationwide and employee specific strategies will be necessary. Broad consensus was also...

Why we must redefine addiction treatment

May 22, 2015     Raymond V. Tamasi
article

Acute detox and rehab care are not the template for treatment of a lifelong, chronic condition. Patients must be treated with a seamless array of services matched to the severity of their condition.

How to stretch $50 grand

May 20, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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We recently presented top experts with a design challenge, asking for advice on what facility upgrades they might prioritize if they had a budget of only $50 grand.

Enhance your space for next to nothing

May 20, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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According to BWBR Architects, in St. Paul, Minn., you can enhance a behavioral space for virtually nothing.

NAATP leaders say it's time to ditch empty boasts of success rates

May 20, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) outcomes initiative will work to collect publishable data about the true impact of substance use treatment services.  

Conference report: NAATP leaders seek to set example on ethics

May 18, 2015     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Leaders at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) clearly would prefer to shine a light on proper ethical behavior in the industry over policing ethics offenders.

Warm handoffs serve as the first step toward accountable care

May 12, 2015     Joanne Sammer
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The accountable approach requires integration of data and patient responsibility across the larger healthcare system continuum.

Addiction treatment centers missing out on ACA’s potential

May 11, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Addiction treatment providers stand to gain from the Affordable Care Act, but their state agencies aren't totally in synch with the potential opportunities.

Piecing together a fragmented market

May 6, 2015     Bill Bithoney
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In other areas of the healthcare market, standardization that comes from roll-ups has resulted in improved health outcomes and decreased costs.

Where faith fits in treatment

April 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Recruiting people into a particular religious group should not be the ultimate goal that supersedes long-term recovery.

For-profit trend leaves not-for-profits nervous

April 29, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The bigger question is not within the profit-making business model, but how each center or agency uses its incoming funds to shepherd people toward recovery.