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Leaders call restricting methadone treatment to clinic settings outdated

July 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A commentary suggests that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to allow some office-based physician practices to prescribe methadone for opioid dependence.

UHS opens partnership hospital

June 28, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The new Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital in Pennsylvania will launch in early July as a partnership between Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and Universal Health Services. Partnership arrangements are a growing trend.

Center for Discovery opens eating disorder outpatient program

June 7, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Discovery South Bay Los Angeles will provide partial hospitalization, day treatment and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment programs for adolescents and adults.

Taking on our workforce crisis

June 7, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

No more important topic surrounds us than the crisis in the availability of well-trained providers. Our baby boomers are retiring, and too few millennials are joining us. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement could not come at a more...

Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Leading policy and advocacy groups argue that any dollars from an opioid supplement should support new science-based services, including treatment integrated into general medicine.

RCA launches first responder residential program

May 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The addiction treatment program includes more than 20 hours of treatment and educational programming per week, as well as privacy and confidentiality measures for first responder patients.

The royal wedding maps a road to mental health

May 18, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic

If you have paid any attention to the forthcoming royal wedding in England, you’ll see that like many heavily covered public events, it is revealing several important mental healthcare messages.

Apps represent pocket-sized support

May 8, 2018  |  Brian Albright

An emerging class of smartphone treatment apps claims to help reduce relapse rates and improve recovery, but evidence of their costs and benefits is not always easy to come by.

10 questions treatment centers should be able to answer for patients

April 30, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

NJ Connect for Recovery, a New Jersey-based help line, has developed a list of questions that individuals and loved ones seeking treatment should first ask providers.

Low clinician pay leaves rural areas underserved

April 25, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Mental health professionals in rural northeast Indiana say their region has a shortage of qualified clinicians because of low wages and limited opportunities for professional growth.

GAO report finds haphazard approaches to overseeing recovery homes

April 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

A report based on reviews of five states finds a dearth of meaningful data about recovery housing, and a variety of approaches toward supporting and regulating the community.  

National Council announces criminal justice collaborative

April 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Three behavioral healthcare providers will team with county jails to offer services to individuals leaving incarceration in a move designed to reduce recidivism and improve health outcomes.


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