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Less new opioid use, more treatment offer signs of hope in national survey

September 18, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health offers some encouragement regarding the opioid crisis but growing concern for groups such as pregnant women and young adults.

Bridging the clinical-executive gap: How your ego is undoing your bottom line

September 13, 2018     Krista Gilbert, PhD, LMFT

Executives who lead from an ego-centered state run the risk of alienating staff and negatively impacting patient outcomes.

Fulcrum expands young-adult focus with acquisition of Life of Purpose

September 13, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Liberation Way and Life of Purpose Treatment Centers will now be joined under the umbrella of a new holding company, City Line Behavioral Healthcare. 

RCA expands insurance coverage deal with Aetna

September 10, 2018     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Aetna customers will now have in-network coverage for substance use disorder treatment at all Recovery Centers of America facilities.

Hope One van brings treatment to high-risk areas in New Jersey county

September 6, 2018     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

A partnership between the Atlantic County, N.J., Sheriff’s Office, multiple treatment center operators and other community partners has created a mobile addiction treatment van.

Woods leaving WestBridge, will launch consulting operation

September 5, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

WestBridge has become an innovative leader in integrated care for co-occurring disorders under Mary Woods' tenure.

Treatment centers increasingly tapping into the value of their alumni

August 30, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A new white paper from Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services (TPAS) discusses the mutual benefits of diversified alumni programming for former patients.

Keep your eyes on the prize: Thoughts on product development

August 29, 2018     Ed Jones, PhD

Industries are not disrupted overnight. What should we be thinking about when it comes to next generation behavioral health products?

Let’s stop stigmatizing each other for the sake of our field

August 24, 2018     Deni Carise, PhD

Providers should be working together, encouraging everyone to be their best and to get to the best evidence-based, effective treatment outcomes for those we serve.

Hazelden Betty Ford claims unauthorized use of name in lawsuit

August 23, 2018     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The suit alleges Freedom Healthcare of America, which does business as Addiction Campuses, as well as Addiction Enders and its proprietor, engaged in unauthorized use of its intellectual properties to recruit patients.

NCAD: Executives drive home value of data and ethics

August 21, 2018     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The role of useful data, the reputation of the addiction treatment industry, and patient-centered integrated care were hot topics Tuesday at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders.

NCAD: Payer audits, crisis communications highlight executive sessions

August 20, 2018     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Presenters weigh in on the importance of controlling your organizational narrative in times of crisis, how to avoid payer audits, technology considerations and sober home standards.

RCA partners with group psychiatric practice in Massachusetts

August 16, 2018     Julie Miller

The Recovery Centers of America Danvers location has begun delivering psychiatric services to its patients through a partnership with Square Medical Group, which includes a staff of 10 providers. 

Industry won’t wait for Congress to conquer fraud

August 16, 2018     Julie Miller

Recent efforts indicate that the addiction treatment industry is looking to self-regulate rather than wait for legislation to catch up.

Ridesharing removes major barrier to attendance in Cleveland IOP

August 15, 2018     Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Leaders at Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Medical Center are using Uber to reduce no-shows in intensive outpatient treatment.

Building a safety container in compliance work to support ethics

August 14, 2018     Maeve O'Neill, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, CDWF

When staff feel safe and supported to speak up, we will get better results.

Facebook to require treatment centers to obtain certification from monitoring firm

August 9, 2018     Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Facebook on Thursday announced that, effective immediately, treatment centers will be required to obtain certification through the online monitoring firm LegitScript in order to advertise on the social media platform.

Federal lab works on database to identify fentanyl analogs

August 8, 2018     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer

A pilot project is seeking to facilitate earlier identification of compounds related to the deadly fentanyl.

Consider protections for specific patient populations in designs

August 7, 2018     Joanne Sammer

Federal, state and local regulations, as well as organizations' own standards make patient safety a priority, but design doesn't have to be hampered to meet requirements.

Seeking sensible growth

August 2, 2018     Julie Miller

Led by Alan B. Miller, UHS aims to avoid taking on too much too fast.