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Group of payers say they will adhere to evidence-based principles

November 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Sixteen healthcare payers today announced a commitment to principles of addiction care derived from the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.

Indiana counties scrap syringe exchange programs

November 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Now two years removed from an HIV outbreak in the state, old concerns drive Indiana counties to begin defunding syringe exchange programs.

Marathon Health brings behavioral healthcare services to work sites

August 29, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The national provider of onsite healthcare services for employers has announced it is adding behavioral health counseling to its offerings.

Hospitalized overdose patients sicker, costlier, more likely to die

August 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Research findings released this week point to growing critical care needs for opioid overdose victims, attributable in part to the transition to heroin.

NCAD: Adolescent trauma can originate in unexplored places

August 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A school-based counselor told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) audience on Thursday that anything from a relocation to insidious ethnic discrimination can be at the root of paralyzing trauma for youths.

Task force addresses substance use and mental health disorders among lawyers

August 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being has published a report with recommendations for legal professionals to reduce chronic stress, depression and substance use.

Sober fraternity adds collegiate resources

May 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Alpha 180 sober fraternity is emerging in Austin, Texas, designed as a lifestyle support program for those in recovery.

Clinic inks deal for low-cost naloxone auto-injectors

May 4, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Brightside Clinic has pledged to prescribe 1,000 naloxone injectors with little to no out-of-pocket cost for individuals over the next 12 months.

First responders leery of seeking mental health help

May 1, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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According to a survey released by the University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences, 39% of first responders say they do not feel comfortable talking to their supervisors about their mental health, and the same number feel there are repercussions for...

NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

April 6, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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While praising the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and recovery services, prevention services are both cost-effective and currently under-utilized, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, told attendees at the National Council for...

Task force arms local officials in opioid crisis

November 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A report issued by the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic provides local government and law enforcement officials with strategies for taking action to address the opioid crisis at the community level.

Should we reach out to American Muslims on 9/11?

September 8, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
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Most anyone in the mental health field can anticipate the potential problem and conflict: a joyous Muslim holiday coinciding with an American tragedy that is associated with the actions of some Muslim extremists.

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