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How to prioritize behavioral health during disaster recovery

November 20, 2017  |  Barry M. Smith
Perspectives

It serves as a reminder that while disaster recovery efforts must first focus on physical health and safety, it’s also imperative to prioritize behavioral health as a part of disaster recovery.

Murthy: Opioid crisis solution starts with culture change

May 26, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

Vivek H. Murthy, MD, the former U.S. surgeon general, spoke Thursday at a community forum in Cleveland, highlighting the need for all healthcare providers to rethink addiction.

NAATP: Consider emerging operational issues

May 23, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

In the larger healthcare system, addiction providers have a unique position among the specialty segments. A panel of treatment center CEOs shared their insights on several emerging operational issues at the NAATP annual conference.

4 questions we should be asking the White House

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

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: Local solutions to crisis require collective effort

April 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Small counties in California are reducing improper opioid prescribing and are expanding addiction treatment through the efforts of groups that include an insurer and a major foundation.

Fixing the psychiatrist shortage requires multifaceted solution

March 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

It’s ironic that as demand grows for psychiatry services, the supply of providers is at a critical low, according to a new report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. Solutions include enhanced reimbursement and more use of telehealth.

The least you need to know about buprenorphine and PDMPs

March 3, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

In the fragmented healthcare system, prescription drug monitoring programs might be valuable in avoiding opioid prescription fills for buprenorphine patients.

What Works: Centerstone improves outcomes through health home model

February 22, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Integrating behavioral health and primary care has helped Centerstone coordinate services and provide better outcomes for patients.

Physicians less comfortable discussing mental health than weight

February 3, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A recent study published by SERMO, a social network for doctors, shows more physicians are comfortable discussing weight concerns with patients than mental health issues.

It’s the clinical model

January 4, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
article

There is no entity promoting the value of psychosocial solutions like psychotherapy, let alone one with the power and wealth of the pharmaceutical industry.

Surgeon general calls on physicians to fight opioid crisis

August 29, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

In a letter to U.S. physicians, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls on clinicians to screen patients for opioid use disorder and to treat addiction as a chronic illness, not a moral failing.

BHOs say providers are lukewarm on MAT

August 3, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A study published by the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness finds managed care is receptive to medication-assisted treatment, but not all care providers share their point of view.

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