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Tennessee bills regulate sober homes, marketing

May 22, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The two bills passed in Tennessee are more moderate than similar legislation in other states, but still raise questions for operators.

Parity enforcement still lacks federal authority

May 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Despite recent recommendations and despite new reports of parity violations, the Department of Labor still can’t do much to enforce parity laws. One expert believes the courts are the strongest channel for change.

Webster Capital acquires autism network

May 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Webster Capital has acquired Behavior Development Group, which treats children with autism spectrum disorder. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RCA launches first responder residential program

May 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The addiction treatment program includes more than 20 hours of treatment and educational programming per week, as well as privacy and confidentiality measures for first responder patients.

Settlement clarifies discrimination for buprenorphine use

May 17, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A Legal Action Center expert says a recent settlement sets a precedent, indicating that refusing to treat individuals solely based on their addiction disorders will be considered discrimination.

VA approves telehealth across state lines

May 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Contributing Editor, and Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a final rule that allows providers to offer telehealth services to veterans in other states, waiving state provider licensing requirements.

Delphi opens Maryland detox facility

May 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Delphi Behavioral Health Group has opened Maryland House Detox, a standalone inpatient detox facility with 16 beds, located 10 miles south of Baltimore.

Liberation Way deal complemented by Rothermel CEO appointment

May 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Drew Rothermel has been named CEO of Liberation Behavioral Health, just as the company is announcing that Fulcrum Equity Partners has acquired majority interest.

Acadia partners with St. Thomas on new psych hospital

May 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In its latest agreement, Acadia has partnered with Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tenn., on a new freestanding psychiatric inpatient hospital, projected to include 40 adult beds and 36 geriatric beds.

InTandem acquires Turning Point Centers

May 9, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

InTandem Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of Turning Point Centers, with four locations in Utah.


The royal wedding maps a road to mental health

May 18, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

If you have paid any attention to the forthcoming royal wedding in England, you’ll see that like many heavily covered public events, it is revealing several important mental healthcare messages.

Addressing the crisis in older adult mental health

May 17, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

We can predict that by 2060, more than 20 million seniors will be in need of some form of behavioral health services. Yet, at present, behavioral health services for seniors are at best an afterthought. Little or no focus exists on this issue in our key federal agencies.  

Restore our core values in election '18

May 11, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

2018 elections will present an exceptional opportunity for us to change the course of our national government. Clearly, we want this new course to reflect our shared values rooted fundamentally in social justice and human concerns.


Alcohol misuse still outweighs opioid misuse

May 9, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The grim statistics on overdose deaths should prompt solutions. However—always being the advocate for the underdog—I hope that in our opioid anxiety, we don’t cheat the programs that support individuals with alcohol use disorders.