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Should our staff have spa days?

October 16, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Given the enormous stress of working in disaster relief and the compassion fatigue that can ensue, couldn’t taking care of the caregivers actually help in the long run?

Assessment of comorbidities is essential for traumatic brain injury

October 6, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

When considering risks, the behavioral health of a TBI patient must be evaluated both as a symptom of the injury and as a pre-existing condition.

Flood will become CEO of Ashley in January

September 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

In several respects, Rebecca Flood sees her move to Ashley Addiction Treatment as a homecoming.

Pharma doubles down on opioid solutions

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

On Wednesday, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis met for the third time in Washington, and heard from a number of drug manufacturers. For its part, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)...

Pharma ready to share if it helps beat the opioid crisis

September 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A public-private partnership will advance the creation of new choices for medication assisted treatment for those with opioid use disorders as well as non-addictive drugs for pain.

NARMH conference tackles the basics

September 10, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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The National Association for Rural Mental Health conference examined: the plight of our rural veterans; homelessness in rural America, particularly for persons with behavioral health conditions; and the crisis in our rural behavioral health workforce.

Model continuum of care for adults with serious mental illness

August 30, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Earlier this week, the SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services convened about two dozen representatives from the field to provide advice to the agency on the development of a model continuum of care for adults with serious mental illness.

Marathon Health brings behavioral healthcare services to work sites

August 29, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

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.

Don’t let burnout become a total eclipse of the wonders of our work

August 23, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

For the brief eclipse of the sun, the moon was the causative factor. For us at work, it is mainly the systems we work in that disempower us in our quest for healing and impede our light.

NCAD: How to leverage a comprehensive treatment philosophy

August 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Many in the treatment field embrace the widely held philosophy that addiction has medical, psychological, social and spiritual symptoms that must be addressed with the respective modalities. It’s equally important to know where to leverage each treatment...

NCAD: Doctor attacks misconceptions about opioid addiction medications

August 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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The owner of Addiction Recovery Resources in Louisiana discussed why it makes sense to integrate 12-Step and medication approaches to opioid addiction treatment.

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