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Advocacy group launches online directory

June 5, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Addiction Policy Forum (APF) has launched its new Addiction Resource Center, which includes a directory of treatment providers listed by county.

Raids cause larger concern for MAT prescribers

May 31, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Some industry observers believe certain federal actions in the past few months have simply gone too far. In recent cases, agents executed search warrants on MAT providers with no clear rationale.

Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Leading policy and advocacy groups argue that any dollars from an opioid supplement should support new science-based services, including treatment integrated into general medicine.

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

April 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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

April 4, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

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: Rogers delivers message of hope

April 2, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

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.

3 ways Generation Z will change healthcare

February 28, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

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.

Linda’s List 2018

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Ideally, 2018 should be the year of investment, according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Here are a few items now trending on Linda’s List.

 

A reflection on mental health and mental illness: Which one should lead the way?

January 9, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

Discard the messaging about mental illness. We don’t really know what we are talking about if the assumption about illness is that we know biological causes. We should go in another direction. Mental health should be more highly valued.

Maybe some words should be banned from CDC use

December 19, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

There are words that addiction professionals agree should be banned from the lexicon of healthcare stakeholders. In light of the CDC uproar, we have a renewed opportunity to again advocate for a ban on stigmatizing words.

Behavioral health providers shorted by insurers

November 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Study finds physical healthcare providers being paid 20% more than mental health/addiction treatment providers on similar claims, raising questions over parity compliance.

Annual cost of opioid crisis as high as $504 billion

November 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Two recent research studies have placed dollar amounts on the staggering costs of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. One federal report puts the cost at $504 billion.

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