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Urgent actions needed on the opioid quandary

February 22, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

We must come to grips with the lethal opioid epidemic, not just by bringing good intentions, but through positive actions that produce life-saving results. We must be open to whatever steps actually work.

Consider the value of equine therapy

February 15, 2018  |  Brian Albright
article

Equine therapy programs are found at large and small providers, and can either be operated on-site or contracted out in the case of providers that don’t want to absorb the expense of boarding their own horses.

Fostering a full life for seniors

February 9, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

The growth of our population of seniors continues at an accelerating pace. Demographers tell us that this trend will continue for the next decade, soon about 1 in 5 of all Americans will be age 65 and older.

Solutions for patient burnout are emerging

February 6, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Recovery emphasizes addressing the concerns of the patient, and resilience is the increased personal strength that can come out of the recovery process.

Caron's new medical center speaks to complex care needs

December 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

Caron Treatment Centers has established a medical hub on its main campus as it continues to see cases of growing complexity.

Cost analysis backs immediate access to agonist drugs for opioid dependence

November 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

A cost-effectiveness analysis using California data makes a strong case for significant public investment in methadone and buprenorphine treatment.

Massachusetts governor unveils $110 million opioid bill

November 27, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has introduced legislation designed to improve addiction treatment standards and allow doctors to commit unwilling patients to 72 hours in a treatment facility.

Cardinal Health announces four-part opioid initiative

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The drug distributor will help four states by purchasing naloxone for law enforcement, increasing support for take back programs and prevention efforts, and partnering with Brown University to share relevant medical school curricula.

Should we be thankful for digital Abilify?

November 21, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Knowing that the patient is taking the medication may help to determine potential problematic side effects. Of course, this Abilify product with its sensor system could fail at times, misleading all those involved.

Operation UNITE, Kentucky officials launching SUD help line

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Specialists at the KY HELP Call Center will provide information on treatment options and resources to Kentucky residents struggling with substance use disorder or have a family member struggling with SUD.

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.

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?

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