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Giant House bill includes sober home policy

June 22, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

A comprehensive opioid bill passed in the House on Friday. It would direct some of the $4 billion that Congress previously approved as part of a long-term spending deal.

House IMD bill specifies payment for opioid and cocaine patients only

June 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The House passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow Medicaid to pay for treatment in inpatient facilities with more than 16 beds. However, it still imposes significant limitations.

Federal legislation would establish sober home best practices

June 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A bill passed by the U.S. House and currently under consideration in the Senate would be the most significant effort to regulate sober living facilities at the federal level in recent memory.

Federal law and state sober living regulations intersect

June 19, 2018  |  Lillie Werner Singh, Esq.
Perspectives

There have been many news stories and other reports that suggest federal laws prohibit state and local governments from regulating sober living facilities. That is not entirely true.

Merger creates large nonprofit in Washington

June 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Navos and Community Psychiatric Clinic announced they will merge operations, with the combined company taking the Navos name on Nov. 1, 2018.

Rosecrance earns Aetna Institute of Quality designation

June 12, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The private, not-for-profit provider has been added to the insurer’s directory of behavioral health organizations that meet standards for care and commitment to continuous improvement.  

If there is one suicide sign you shouldn’t ignore, this is it

June 12, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Improvements in depression or anxiety without an apparent, sound reason can signal internal struggle is still ongoing.

Transform our shock into action

June 12, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, combined with alarming new statistics on suicide rates in the U.S., show it is time to reassess our suicide prevention strategies.

Castlewood acquires five eating disorder treatment programs

June 11, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Castlewood Treatment Centers has expanded its portfolio of eating disorder treatment facilities by acquiring five locations in California from La Ventana Treatment Programs.

Center for Discovery opens eating disorder outpatient program

June 7, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Discovery South Bay Los Angeles will provide partial hospitalization, day treatment and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment programs for adolescents and adults.

Blogs

We have an ethical responsibility for immigrant children and families

June 22, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

Even though it is difficult to find out the facts about the separation of immigrant children from their parents along our southwest border, there are certain clinical and ethical principles that we must reaffirm to our colleagues, the public and society.

If there is one suicide sign you shouldn’t ignore, this is it

June 12, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

Improvements in depression or anxiety without an apparent, sound reason can signal internal struggle is still ongoing.

Transform our shock into action

June 12, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, combined with alarming new statistics on suicide rates in the U.S., show it is time to reassess our suicide prevention strategies.

Taking on our workforce crisis

June 7, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

No more important topic surrounds us than the crisis in the availability of well-trained providers. Our baby boomers are retiring, and too few millennials are joining us. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement could not come at a more opportune time.