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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.

NCAD: No need to whisper, as attendees embrace talk about moderate drinking

August 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A discussion about the spectrum of alcohol use severity and how moderate drinking might work for some individuals earned a positive reception at NCAD.

Defeating the diseases of despair

August 10, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Although small in comparison within the overall U.S. death rate, deaths due to “diseases of despair” currently are growing, with opioid-related deaths  spiking considerably.

Complex presentation a challenge for treating veterans

August 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study conducted by Cigna healthcare finds practitioners believe treating veterans with opioid use disorder is more challenging than treating civilians, and many feel they could benefit from more staff with direct experience. 

Can you count on IOP as a growth segment?

August 7, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Because of its flexibility and affordability, intensive outpatient is favored by payers and patients.

Why medical tourism is rare in the addiction market

July 31, 2017  |  Alison Knopf
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It's debatable whether patients will travel abroad for addiction treatment.

Midlevel practitioners help workforce shortage in psychiatry

July 19, 2017  |  Brian Albright
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Nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other midlevel providers can help expand the availability of psychiatric services.

Journey toward recovery in Georgia

June 29, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Georgia has one of 10 state policy academies being conducted by the Center for Social Innovation, as part of its work with SAMHSA. Each of these policy academies seeks to plan a recovery-oriented state system.

Methadone proves its worth for incarcerated populations

June 28, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Incarcerated individuals who struggle with substance use disorder can benefit from methadone maintenance, mindfulness and other therapies, says Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Department of Population Health.

Patients benefit from having voice in treatment planning

June 26, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Engaging clients in dialogue during treatment planning and implementation can improve the odds of better outcomes, Robert Matylewicz, DO, FASAM, medical director at Clarity Way Inc., told attendees of the Summit for Clinical Excellence event Monday in...

A criminal justice service sector is emerging

June 8, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Today, our traditional four-sector service structure for behavioral health care is undergoing radical change. A criminal justice sector is emerging as a new fifth sector of care.

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