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Integrated care: a beloved platitude

November 28, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD

Integrated care is a slogan. It seems like a high principle, but it is really a ruse or gross exaggeration in most cases, especially when behavioral health is on the table.

Montana sisters help peers stop using drugs

June 6, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News

There’s a narrative about the meth epidemic in Montana that says the state tackled the problem in the 2000s yet it’s back with a vengeance because of super labs and drug cartels in Mexico. Within the Fort Belknap Indian Community, though, it never really went...

Sober fraternity adds collegiate resources

May 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Alpha 180 sober fraternity is emerging in Austin, Texas, designed as a lifestyle support program for those in recovery.

What peers have wrought

April 19, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

Peers who have endured the sting and burden of a major mental illness or a severe substance use condition have made remarkable contributions to our field that we must not take for granted.

ARS designs dedicated residential center for fire fighters

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

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.

Celebrities among 2016 SAMHSA honorees

August 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Voice Awards, presented annually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, recognize entertainment industry and behavioral health community members who raise awareness for mental health and substance use disorders.

iNAPS: A story of resilience and sustainability

July 5, 2016  |  Lori Ashcraft

Through its newsletters and annual conference, the International Association of Peer Support (iNAPS) has been effective in sharing important information on recovery, resilience and the role of peers.

How to minimize the impact of staffing shortages

June 22, 2016  |  Joanne Sammer

As service demand increases, experts note that the behavioral health specialty must expand its workforce by at least 20,000 over the next two years.

With advanced training, peers gain credibility

March 15, 2016  |  Lori Ashcraft , Kathy Bashor and Mike Franczak

In spite of the stigma, the resistance and the disappointment, peers have become a valuable element in the behavioral health workforce. Their contribution has been validated in all areas of service.

Kennedy and Satcher unveil a 5-point plan

February 24, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and former Surgeon General David Satcher outlined a new blueprint for behavioral health delivery in America, which puts an emphasis on five strategic areas.

Gosnold grant supports aftercare efforts

February 12, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A grant of $50,000 will be used to enhance Gosnold on Cape Cod’s established recovery management program, which includes community-based coaches, smart phone apps and recovery socialization.

Payers open to 5 year treatment plan

November 2, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Payers want to know who the best addiction treatment providers are and how to get the best return. The Independent Coalition of Treatment Providers aims to answer those questions.


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