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How emotional health and physical health alarms differ

October 19, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

The power of digital tools in emotional health should motivate and energize clinical/business leaders to validate this exciting opportunity for health improvement and business innovation.

NCAD: Free screener measures risk across multiple domains

August 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

The final day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) featured a presentation on a free screening tool that reflects the multiple problems affecting most patients.

FACT FILE: High dosages linked to surge in opioid use disorder

June 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

A Blue Cross Blue Shield Association study of members in its commercial plans found high-dosage opioid prescriptions were linked with higher rates of opioid use disorder diagnoses.

Consider anger in society and psychiatry

May 30, 2017  | 
blog

Healthy anger is proportional and responsive to a real and persistent need. It can be a powerful component of human survival and adaptation.

Florida responds to urgent opioid crisis

May 11, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Exclusive

There’s a mounting body of evidence describing the upward trend of the opioid crisis in Florida. Miami alone saw a staggering rise in services delivered related to opioid diagnoses.

How to choose the right psychotherapy apps

November 30, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
blog

Mobile apps are a useful for resource, but clinicians should weigh their benefits and limitations before implementing their use to enhance the level of care they provide.

Health systems use data to predict behavioral health risks

September 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The Watson Health supercomputer is being used to predict disorders early so physicians can offer referrals to behavioral health providers long before the diagnosis becomes severe.

Implications of SBIRT for early identification of substance use disorder

September 16, 2016  |  Paige Pennington
article

Optimal implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) will require practical solutions for overcoming operational barriers.

Claims study quantifies growing impact of opioid crisis

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Commercial health insurers paid treatment centers and other providers $445.7 million to treat plan members’ opioid dependence and abuse in 2015, demonstrating a 1,375% spending increase over five years.

ARS designs dedicated residential center for fire fighters

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Advanced Recovery Systems partnered with the International Association of Fire Fighters to strategize everything from the center's programming to the interior design to ensure sensitivity to the needs of fire fighters.

Consider the Olympics of mental health and recovery

August 10, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Maybe someday we can dream big, like many Olympic athletes have done and host the Olympics of Mental Health. The competition could be about who overcame mental challenges and disorders to recover and succeed in life.

Opioid crisis plagues privately insured

August 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

A striking 3,000% increase in opioid dependence among the privately insured is yet more evidence of the national crisis and its prevalence in middle-class demographic groups.

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