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New Google policy aims for slow rollout

April 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The new Google AdWords policy requires a 12-measure certification process for advertisers, and officials say some of the finer details will emerge as the standards are put into everyday practice.

Seize the golden moment of opportunity

April 18, 2018  |  Deni Carise, PhD
Perspectives

Providers must seize the opportunity in the precise moment individuals with SUD or addiction are willing to get treatment.

National Council announces criminal justice collaborative

April 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Three behavioral healthcare providers will team with county jails to offer services to individuals leaving incarceration in a move designed to reduce recidivism and improve health outcomes.

Google institutes treatment center background checks

April 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A new certification process for online advertising will require treatment centers to reveal their facility locations, clinical competencies, website ownership and more.

Center For Discovery acquires Cliffside Malibu

April 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Center For Discovery and Cliffside Malibu are merging to form the newly created parent company, Discovery Behavioral Health, under private equity firm Webster Capital.

Blackstone acquires large autism network

April 16, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Private equity investor Blackstone is set to acquire the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, which offers behavioral therapy in 32 states with 192 locations.

Fact File: Half of America agrees addiction is a disease

April 13, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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American attitudes toward addiction are beginning to shift, but only slightly, according to a survey of 1,054 adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Market need drives growth for Footprints

April 13, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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It’s shaping up to be a year of growth for treatment centers. This is certainly true for Footprints to Recovery, which has three new centers in the pipeline and is in the process of completing two other launches.

Growth for Acadia continues

April 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Behavioral healthcare provider Acadia announced the opening of a residential treatment center in Virginia, with three inpatient facilities in other states coming later this year.

Clearview Capital invests in new OTP platform

April 10, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Clearview Capital Fund III has acquired Community Medical Services Holdings, an opioid treatment program headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The deal adds 14 treatment centers to the portfolio.

Blogs

The rural conundrum turns critical

April 13, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Rural communities are approaching a perfect storm with a major farm crisis looming and an aging population. Opioid and other drug problems also continue to escalate, and many rural communities face frequent and tragic overdose deaths.

Address the emerging SMI and opioid crisis

April 2, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

A new, more complex health problem is emerging for persons who have serious mental illness in that a large and growing proportion of these individuals also use or are dependent upon opioids.

Appreciate clinical staff on National Doctors’ Day

March 23, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

In this era of increasing burnout among psychiatrists, psychologists and other behavioral health providers, we must think of ways to improve the system of care to enhance wellness for all.

Workforce funds aim to cover clinician training and loan forgiveness

March 21, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

New training grants and a loan repayment program seem to signal that Washington is at last acknowledging the workforce shortage among addiction treatment providers.