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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.

New center provides preventive services, calming space for families

October 20, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The Home for Little Wanderer’s Family Resource Center is part of an almost 10-year journey to make a statewide network of family-oriented community resource centers a reality.

Personal stories abound during Recovery Month

September 9, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

During Recovery Month 2015, industry efforts highlight the fact that treatment is successful and recovery is possible.

Grassroots movement spurs national rally for addiction awareness

September 1, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The UNITE to Face Addiction rally, which will take place on the National Mall in October, aims to aggregate siloed efforts into a national push for change.

Addiction in seniors: 'It's at epidemic levels'

August 6, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor

A "silver tsunami" of addicted seniors is coming, warned a speaker at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.


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