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GAO report finds haphazard approaches to overseeing recovery homes

April 24, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A report based on reviews of five states finds a dearth of meaningful data about recovery housing, and a variety of approaches toward supporting and regulating the community.  

ASAM designs MAT payment model

April 24, 2018     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction Treatment alternative payment model would desegregate payments for medical, psychological and social support services for OUD treatment.

Unity Center combines resources

April 24, 2018     Jill Sederstrom

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland, Oregon, takes an innovative approach by combining the psychiatric units and resources of four different health systems into one initiative to meet the city’s needs.

Patient-centered doesn’t mean the customer is always right

April 23, 2018     Alicia Hoisington

When it comes to objective measurements on whether providers are delivering what patients want, experts say assessment surveys might ask about whether patients believe they are in a better place.

New Google policy aims for slow rollout

April 19, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

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

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

Google institutes treatment center background checks

April 18, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

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

Center For Discovery and Cliffside Malibu are merging to form the newly created parent company, Discovery Behavioral Health, under private equity firm Webster Capital.

Market need drives growth for Footprints

April 13, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

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.

Rx Summit 18: Journalists share tips for talking to media about heroin

April 9, 2018     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Two journalists from WXIA-TV provided advice to Rx Summit attendees on how to develop relationships with the media and have a voice in coverage of the opioid epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Surgeon general underlines value of naloxone

April 9, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, underscored the federal strategy for the opioid crisis with a rare public health advisory issued from his office on the use of naloxone.

Rx Summit 18: President Clinton has faith in innovation to combat the opioid crisis

April 4, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Former President Bill Clinton delivered a message of realistic optimism to attendees. Because addiction is affecting every demographic in every state, it has become a nonpartisan issue that Americans can rally around.

RX Summit 18: NIH unveils opioid-focused research initiative

April 4, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

The new Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HELP) initiative could incliude collaborative demonstration projects in states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Conway outlines President Trump's opioid-fighting goals

April 4, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

At a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit plenary session, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway discussed administration strategies to bolster the prevention, interdiction and treatment responses to the epidemic.

Rx Summit 18: Global community addresses US opioid epidemic

April 3, 2018     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Representatives for several international agencies shared highlights of their organizations’ efforts to fight the opioid crisis during a panel discussion at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Rx Summit 18: More physician treatment programs are needed

April 3, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Physician health programs are frequently lauded as models that produce superior outcomes, but more resources are needed to respond to the demand.

Rx Summit 18: Congressional talk sounds bipartisan note

April 3, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Members of Congress speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit stressed that the opioid crisis issue is too grave to fall victim to partisan politics.

Rx Summit 18: Stimulants are a significant and growing threat

April 2, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

While opioids remain a threat to communities nationwide, stimulants are an emerging issue of concern in several states.

Rx Summit 18: Rogers delivers message of hope

April 2, 2018     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers lauded the works of others in the field as he accepted the inaugural Beacon of Hope Award on Monday at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.

Let’s embrace our ultimate goals: better overall health status and lower costs

March 30, 2018     Ed Jones, PhD

It is not a time to wait for the larger healthcare industry to provide their sympathy or vague recognition of the importance of behavioral healthcare. We need a new strategy.

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