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Adult coloring books marketed for stress relief

July 8, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

The newest trend in crafting is coloring books for adults, which are being marketed as stress-reducing interventions for those who need some downtime.

Choose honest materials that agree with the senses

July 7, 2015  |  Matt Finn
article

Expectation and experience are important in determining how a user will react to a space. Let’s explore how these concepts apply to flooring, which is an important part of every space we design.

Where forgiveness fits in the Charleston tragedy

June 22, 2015  |  H. Steven Moffic, MD
blog

It’s interesting that early forgiveness has never been studied for its therapeutic effect not just on the victims but the perpetrator as well.

BREAKING: Virginia Medicaid abandons DSM-5

June 19, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

DSM-5 has been controversial. Most behavioral providers are accustomed to using it, but the industry continues to argue over whether it's the right tool.  

Medicare drug plans favor generic opioids over those with abuse deterrents

June 12, 2015  |  Kaiser Health News
news

Avalere analysis found that generic oxycodone, which lacks abuse-deterrents, was covered by nearly all plans, while OxyContin with abuse deterrents was covered by just 33 percent.

Pharmacogenetic testing has potential for pain patients

June 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown
article

The goal is to reduce trial and error and help deliver better care sooner for pain patients.

Clinton aims to lock behavioral health into her agenda

June 3, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Hillary Clinton might be the first candidate to include behavioral health as an agenda item in the race for the White House. Linda Langston, Linn County Supervisor in Iowa, spoke to her recently.

Anorexia intervention bill first in a decade

May 28, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The Anna Westin Act was introduced last week by two representatives from Florida, and it would require training for health professionals and school personnel to identify eating disorders and provide intervention.

Quality definitions emerge for addiction treatment

May 27, 2015  |  Brian Albright
article

New measures are being developed to track outcomes in addiction treatment, but the lack of data makes setting quality benchmarks particularly challenging.

Memorial for a beautiful mind

May 26, 2015  |  H. Steven Moffic, MD
blog

Although mathematician John Nash did not serve in the military, his recent death is worth memorializing. He taught us much about creativity and recovery.

Markey proposes Treatment and Recovery Investment Act

May 21, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The Treatment and Recovery Act adds billions in block grant funding as well as $25 million to increase capacity of residential services for SUD services for adolescents.

NAATP leaders say it's time to ditch empty boasts of success rates

May 20, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) outcomes initiative will work to collect publishable data about the true impact of substance use treatment services.  

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