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Complex presentation a challenge for treating veterans

August 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

A study conducted by Cigna healthcare finds practitioners believe treating veterans with opioid use disorder is more challenging than treating civilians, and many feel they could benefit from more staff with direct experience. 

Honor veterans through accessible healthcare and services

July 12, 2017  |  Patrick Gauthier

With uncertainty looming over the future of the nation's healthcare, there are steps providers can take to meet the needs of veterans.

Rx Summit: Practices, not opioids, are the enemy

April 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A leader in treating veterans warned a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit audience about the pendulum swinging too far toward demonizing opioid medications.

Military culture impacts treatment of SUDs in veterans

August 19, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

To treat substance use disorders in veterans and active military personnel effectively, clinicians must first understand the unique facets of the culture in which their patients have lived.

Suicide survey notes new focus areas

September 1, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The overwhelming majority believes that services to address mental health should be part of any basic health plan, but they also believe most people can’t afford them.

Choose honest materials that agree with the senses

July 7, 2015  |  Matt Finn

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.

Why the VA is outsourcing hepatitis C treatment

June 29, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reportedly shifting 180,000 veterans who have hepatitis C to private payers for treatment.

New network launches IOP for military veterans

June 2, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Warrior Care Network will develop two- to three-week intensive outpatient programs that will provide care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Oak Arbor reduces services in light of VA decision

January 9, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A treatment center in Oak Arbor, Miss., reports it is losing $100,000 this year and must reassign some clients because of restrictions placed by the Veteran's Administration.

Traumatic brain injury affects behavioral health

September 25, 2014  |  Kristie Golden, PhD, LMHC, CRC

Regardless of whether the substance use was directly associated with the brain injury or developed as a maladaptive coping mechanism post injury, it is something that cannot be overlooked

Patients share more with computers than clinicians, but that can be good

August 8, 2014  |  Julie Miller

Virtual humans built with today's technology show potential to help clinicians and their PTSD patients

VA not measuring PTSD treatment outcomes

June 24, 2014  | 

As the need for PTSD treatment grows, does the VA even know if its program works? The answer, according to the IOM, is an emphatic 'no.'


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