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Urgent care centers for behavioral health outreach and care activation now emerging

November 19, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Incarceration of those with mental health, substance use, and, more recently, ID/DD conditions has grown dramatically during the past decade. Tonight, just a few days before Thanksgiving, our city and county jails will house about 731,000 persons.

States’ shortcomings drive reincarceration rates

September 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study released by the Treatment Advocacy Center asserts that states’ inability to care for those with mental illness who have committed major crimes is driving up rearrest rates and draining public resources.

Missouri sets up PDMP at last—but with caveats

August 9, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Missouri is positioned to launch a statewide prescription drug monitoring program at last, but clinical professionals will not have access to patient-specific data to potentially prevent or treat addiction disorders.

New fraud unit targets pill mills

August 3, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Department of Justice launched the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit as a three-year pilot program, largely aimed at shutting down pill mills and drug diversion in 12 hard-hit states.

Race matters in psychiatry

July 25, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
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Though we have improved in recent decades, Black Americans still are subject to being diagnosed erroneously, and still are underserved with certain treatment modalities like psychotherapy.

Largest takedown in history halts opioid diversion, brokering, kickbacks

July 14, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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On Thursday, federal officials announced a massive enforcement action that involved charging 412 people, including some from addiction treatment centers.

Drug courts aim to broaden their scope

July 12, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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There are about 3,000 drug courts in the United States, and as the number increases, experts say the models must become broader in scope as well as more nuanced in interactions with program participants.

Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

June 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Incarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Department of Population Health.

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.

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