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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.

Montana sisters help peers stop using drugs

June 6, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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There’s a narrative about the meth epidemic in Montana that says the state tackled the problem in the 2000s yet it’s back with a vengeance because of super labs and drug cartels in Mexico. Within the Fort Belknap Indian Community, though, it never really went...

May we address our own mental health

May 8, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's been designated as such since 1949 by Mental Health America. The overall goal has been to convey that mental health is something that everybody in America should care about.

Finding common cause between epilepsy and behavioral health

March 30, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Epilepsy should be of great concern to the behavioral health field. The rate of serious mental illness among persons with epilepsy, about 12%, is three to four times the overall rate in the U.S. population.

Sovereign Health adds telehealth option

February 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Sovereign Health is rolling out its new eTherapy telehealth option to outpatient clients with future plans to expand the service.

Treatment that includes marijuana use ignites debate

February 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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High Sobriety in West Los Angeles is the latest example of treatment centers using marijuana as part of treatment for addiction to alcohol and other drugs, a highly polarizing practice.

Love seems underappreciated in psychiatry

February 13, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
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Love for your profession, your clients, colleagues and staff can be an essential ethical principle and goal for administrators.

Music programs play a part in treatment

February 10, 2017  |  Donna Marbury
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Helping patients enhance personal expression by creating their own music is one tool that treatment centers are increasingly using to make better connections.

Anthem easing access to MAT and counseling services

January 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Anthem has announced changes that will double the number of members who receive behavioral health services as part of their medication-assisted treatment. The insurer has also dropped its preauthorization requirement.

Prevent and treat the post-holiday blues

January 10, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
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This early part of the year is when the suicide rate spikes, and when depression commonly increases. Indeed, divorce lawyers have deemed the Monday after Christmas as "Divorce Day."

What we can learn from Carrie Fisher

December 28, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
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Though Carrie Fisher's living force ended this week, her life force will remain with so many, especially for mental health.

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