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Rumored gutting of ONDCP agenda does not materialize in president's budget plan

May 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Most core functions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, including oversight of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, are preserved in President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal.

Rx Summit: Unlikely political duo teams up for science-based care

April 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy have at least one thing in common: an absolute reverence for brain research that can inform solutions to the opioid crisis.

Why you need to be concerned about the next drug czar

April 12, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Behavioral healthcare stakeholders might have a reason to drop what they’re doing—right now—and get on the phone to anyone in Washington who will listen.

Physicians group issues SUD prevention and treatment recommendations

March 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The American College of Physicians has published a series of recommendations on facilitating effective treatment and prevention of substance use disorders involving illicit and prescription drugs.

The necessity of a national decarceration strategy

February 12, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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National concern continues to center on the profound and persistent problem of excessive incarceration in city and county jails, and the enmeshment of persons with mental and substance use conditions in the jails.

Good people don’t smoke marijuana

January 12, 2017  |  Andrew Kessler
Perspectives

Do we have a war on weed? We have made progress convincing policymakers that morality has little to do with substance use disorders, yet, our future attorney general does not appear to share this belief.

Obama signs Cures Act

December 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Obama signed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act on Tuesday, authorizing programs to address substance use disorders and mental health.

Task force arms local officials in opioid crisis

November 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.

Charges against 'Rehab Mogul' affect industry as a whole

November 18, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Christopher Bathum, founder of 19 sober-living facilities in California and Colorado, faces multiple charges of sexually assaulting patients, as well as engaging in a $175 million insurance fraud scheme.

Shorter stays linked to rapid rehospitalization

November 17, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study by the Treatment Advocacy Center finds that patients at state hospitals with the shortest length of stay are three times more likely to be readmitted than those with the longest initial stay.

Treatment center operator, Florida corrections department tangle again

November 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Florida Department of Corrections and Bridges of America are once again at odds, this time...

Americans still lack access to mental healthcare

October 27, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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More than half of U.S. adults with mental illness did not receive access to treatment in 2014, and there is a serious mental health workforce shortage, according to a Mental Health America study.

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