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Origins taps 'Laguna Beach' celebrity as recovery advocate

March 27, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

In his new role at Origins, Jason Wahler will serve as a speaker at recovery conferences and events and increase awareness of recovery options.

Autism service market heats up

March 24, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Epic acquires Clarity, a provider with a five-state reach, its first autism-service acquisition.

Depression costs employers $210 billion

March 23, 2015  |  Kaiser Health News

Research finds the average worker who had major depression disorder lost the productivity of about 32 workdays a year, costing employers real dollars.

RCA buys New Jersey school site

March 19, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Recovery Centers of America has purchased the Bancroft School in Haddonfield, N.J., a 19-acre property in an area where heroin and opioid use is a serious local concern.

South African group leads effort to improve national substance abuse services

March 11, 2015  | 

The South African drug epidemic continues to grow rapidly, fueled by abuse of prescription opioids, novel opium concoctions and heroin. Contributory factors include a very high national unemployment rate and pervasive poverty. Yet, the country continues to...

UPDATE: Facebook unveils suicide prevention reporting tool

March 9, 2015  |  Megan Combs

This new Facebook feature allows friends to report posts that may indicate self harm.

New urgent care center aims to reduce ER visits

March 9, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A new 24-hour urgent care facility for mental health and addiction treatment in North Carolina follows an emerging trend in instant access.

Doctor/Patient communication is important!

March 5, 2015  |  James M. Hunt, AIA

A lot is being written recently regarding groundbreaking “studies” that show that doctor/patient communication is actually more important than the environment in determining patient satisfaction. ...

Medicare plan launches addiction services for seniors

March 4, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

SCAN Health Plan has added a program for older adults that provides screening, assessment, counseling, brief therapy and action planning for individuals who may have SUD.

Policy could eliminate insurance denials

February 24, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Senate Bill S2180, a sweeping access proposal, could put an end to utilization management review for behavioral health services in New Jersey.

Quality group proposes 3 new depression measures

February 20, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has significant quality concerns for depression including under-diagnosis, under-treatment and lack of routine outcome monitoring.

SAMHSA barometer shows 6% increase in treatment

February 16, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

SAMHSA found several positive trends among the key behavioral health measures for youth, but there are still significant opportunities for improving measures for all populations, especially in utilization of SUD...


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