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Patients benefit from having voice in treatment planning

June 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Engaging clients in dialogue during treatment planning and implementation can improve the odds of better outcomes, Robert Matylewicz, DO, FASAM, medical director at Clarity Way Inc., told attendees of the Summit for Clinical Excellence event Monday in...

Christian addiction treatment center opens in Atlanta

June 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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RiverMend Health has announced the opening of Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center, a treatment facility that incorporates Christian principles into treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

CleanSlate portfolio grows with demand for MAT

June 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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CleanSlate's growth is driven by an emerging demand for medication-assisted treatment services as well as market opportunity. With backing from growth-equity fund Apple Tree Partners, the organization is primarily expanding through new center openings.

Opioid-related treatment approaches vary by region

June 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Data released this week by not-for-profit FAIR Health shows significant variation in treatment approaches for opioid-related diagnoses by location.

5 considerations in medication assisted treatment

June 2, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Recent webinars hosted by the National Council for Behavioral Health outlined barriers to adoption of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as well as solutions.

Seniors respond to depression treatment at home

May 24, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A pilot program for delivering treatment to seniors and their caregivers at home and in the patient’s primary language has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety, and improve quality of life.

4 questions we should be asking the White House

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Trump and HHS Secretary Tom Price have identified three excellent priorities—childhood obesity, mental illness and the opioid epidemic—but their actions seem to be counterproductive. What do you think?

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.

Cigna reduces opioid prescribing by 12%

April 12, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Insurance giant Cigna recently reported that use of prescribed opioids has declined 12% among its member population in the past year, almost halfway along its previously announced goal to reduce opioid use by 25% over three years.

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.

NAATP considers marijuana in policy statement

March 9, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has relayed its stance on a range of issues, including marijuana. It’s an especially timely topic considering the growing number of states that have adopted legalization policies.

Why join professional associations?

March 8, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

We are fighting for professional advancement and hoping that the world sees our work as psychotherapists as valuable. Yet I have some bad news. Hope is not a strategy.

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