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Last chance to pass mental health reform?

August 28, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Just as the shimmering sunlight of summer is quickly waning away, so too is the stellar opportunity we have to pass national mental health reform legislation this year.

What Works: Alternatives to physical restraint

August 26, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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.

Clinicians can now access Pennsylvania PDMP

August 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

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.

Group finds few easy answers to common ethical dilemmas

August 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

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.

Marijuana debate remains a false dichotomy

August 20, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

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.

Acupuncture helps keep patients in treatment

August 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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.

Military culture impacts treatment of SUDs in veterans

August 19, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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.

Daily coverage roundup from NCAD (Updated)

August 19, 2016  |  Behavioral Healthcare staff
article

Enjoy all of our coverage on location at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Denver, updated with new stories daily.

‘Harmless’ cannabis a dangerous misnomer for adolescents

August 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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.

Despite unknown long-term effects, vaping industry business booming

August 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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.

MAT becoming an attractive deal target

August 18, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Margins among medication-assisted treatment providers are now matching or exceeding high-end residential programs, so the market can expect valuations to surge.

Research challenges perception of the addiction crisis

August 16, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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.