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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. 

Be aware of the latest fraud schemes

April 27, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

As prosecutors continue to shut down exploitive sober homes and treatment center operations, new schemes are emerging that you should be aware of.

The least you need to know about the Senate HELP committee opioid bill

April 24, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Senate HELP Committee passed S. 2680 unanimously on Tuesday. Here's the absolute least you need to know.

Workforce funds aim to cover clinician training and loan forgiveness

March 21, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

New training grants and a loan repayment program seem to signal that Washington is at last acknowledging the workforce shortage among addiction treatment providers.

The least you need to know about Trump’s opioid plan

March 19, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

On Monday, the White House rolled out its plan to address the opioid crisis, including a controversial call for harsher criminal justice policies as well as support for evidence-based treatment.

3 ways Generation Z will change healthcare

February 28, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are providing a remarkable glimpse into Generation Z, a population that could create enormous policy changes for healthcare in the coming years.

Only higher wages will solve workforce woes

February 21, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In order to fortify the behavioral health workforce, industry leaders must find a way to funnel more money toward payroll. The options include tougher payer negotiations and expansion of CCBHCs.

The least you need to know about ARCOS

February 14, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The DEA has launched an addition to its ARCOS tool. Now, drug manufacturers and distributors will be able to view more data in order to look for potential diversion of controlled substances.

Why your sexual harassment training isn’t nearly enough

January 31, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

When I consider the idea of prevention—not unlike the prevention efforts we rally around for addiction or suicide—I think about how we must do better, insisting that men/boys come to understand the impact sexual harassment has.

Trump proposal threatens future of ONDCP

January 19, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Previous attempts by the Trump administration to cut funding for ONDCP were met with resistance and ultimately were abandoned. If the current proposal moves forward, stakeholders are concerned that HIDTA and other initiatives would get lost.

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