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What will stop patient brokering?

May 26, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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We know catching the bad guy is too little too late—the patient has already been hurt by then. Maybe the real investment should be in educating the public with an unprecedented campaign.

Murthy: Opioid crisis solution starts with culture change

May 26, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington
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Vivek H. Murthy, MD, the former U.S. surgeon general, spoke Thursday at a community forum in Cleveland, highlighting the need for all healthcare providers to rethink addiction.

Behavioral Healthcare Executive wins journalism award

May 26, 2017  |  BHE Staff
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Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare Executive have earned three prestigious awards for excellence in journalism.

Sober fraternity adds collegiate resources

May 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Alpha 180 sober fraternity is emerging in Austin, Texas, designed as a lifestyle support program for those in recovery.

Seniors respond to depression treatment at home

May 24, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A pilot program for delivering treatment to seniors and their caregivers at home and in the patient’s primary language has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety, and improve quality of life.

How effective are PDMPs?

May 24, 2017  |  Brian Albright
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The databases have had clear impact on overprescribing but measuring their impact on overdoses is tricky.

Rumored gutting of ONDCP agenda does not materialize in president's budget plan

May 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Most core functions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, including oversight of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, are preserved in President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal.

NAATP: Consider emerging operational issues

May 23, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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In the larger healthcare system, addiction providers have a unique position among the specialty segments. A panel of treatment center CEOs shared their insights on several emerging operational issues at the NAATP annual conference.

Defeating the legislative tsunami engulfing health reform

May 22, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

I recall not a single time in my entire career when behavioral healthcare, and healthcare in general, have been under greater siege than at present.

Summit BHC acquires English Mountain Recovery

May 19, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Summit BHC has acquired not-for-profit English Mountain Recovery in Tennessee, bringing its total number of facilities to 11.

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What will stop patient brokering?

May 26, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

We know catching the bad guy is too little too late—the patient has already been hurt by then. Maybe the real investment should be in educating the public with an unprecedented campaign.

Defeating the legislative tsunami engulfing health reform

May 22, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

I recall not a single time in my entire career when behavioral healthcare, and healthcare in general, have been under greater siege than at present.

4 questions we should be asking the White House

May 15, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

President Trump and HHS Secretary Tom Price have identified three excellent priorities—childhood obesity, mental illness and the opioid epidemic—but their actions seem to be counterproductive. What do you think?

The US Senate can improve health reform

May 12, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

The behavioral health community is dismayed by the recent vote in the House to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA). We hope that considerably more reasonable decisions will prevail in the Senate.