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Ethics hearing an eye-opener for House committee

December 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Behavioral health experts offered critical details to congressional leaders about the ethical and legal concerns that have emerged in the addiction treatment industry.

After 5 years, we’re still processing the Sandy Hook tragedy

December 13, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
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We should remind all that the long-term impact is not always negative, but also that post-traumatic psychological growth can occur with enough ongoing emotional support and therapeutic resources.

A clearer NAATP ethics code may shut some members out of organization

December 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) appears poised to make 2018 a signature year for weeding out unethical business conduct.

HIPAA requirements extend to outsourced work

December 11, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington
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Ensure vendors’ privacy protocols are up to standard, as treatment centers can be held liable for business associates’ health data privacy violations.

User perspective drives new Sunspire site design

December 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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In building its newly launched website, Sunspire Health shifted its focus from traditional advertising and marketing to answering users’ questions about their treatment options. 

TCIV: Meet clients where they’re at—really

December 6, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Most treatment centers pride themselves on their individualized approach to care and how well they’re able to “meet clients where they’re at.” Paul Auchterlonie has a novel message for providers: You’re doing it wrong.

DEA operation flags 26 potentially rogue pharmacies

December 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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An operation conducted by the DEA’s Los Angeles field division has identified 26 pharmacies in southern California, Hawaii and Nevada that are suspected of violating the Controlled Substances Act.

Caron's new medical center speaks to complex care needs

December 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Caron Treatment Centers has established a medical hub on its main campus as it continues to see cases of growing complexity.

TCIV: Behavioral health demonstrates unique market dynamics

December 5, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Healthcare merger and acquisition activity overall has remained steady for the past several years, however, the behavioral health segment has exhibited some unique market dynamics.

Advanced Recovery Systems goes in-network with Florida Blue

December 4, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida becomes third insurer to select Advanced Recovery Systems’ three Florida facilities as in-network treatment providers. 

Blogs

After 5 years, we’re still processing the Sandy Hook tragedy

December 13, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

We should remind all that the long-term impact is not always negative, but also that post-traumatic psychological growth can occur with enough ongoing emotional support and therapeutic resources.

Bringing self-determination to our services

December 4, 2017     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Self-determination is a powerful and transformational bridging concept. It has great potency to promote personal recovery and independence for large numbers of behavioral healthcare and intellectual development or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) clients. 

How to counteract media bias against treatment centers

November 22, 2017     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Mainstream media tends to be biased against providers, painting a grim picture of profiteering and exploitation. But Addiction Campuses found that some outlets are open to the real story of recovery.

Should we be thankful for digital Abilify?

November 21, 2017     H. Steven Moffic

Knowing that the patient is taking the medication may help to determine potential problematic side effects. Of course, this Abilify product with its sensor system could fail at times, misleading all those involved.