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Data show too few youths receive medication for opioid use disorders

September 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A new study indicates that only about one in four young people with opioid use disorders receives one of the approved medications as part of treatment.

NCAD: Executives drive home value of data and ethics

August 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The role of useful data, the reputation of the addiction treatment industry, and patient-centered integrated care were hot topics Tuesday at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders.

Independence Day a time to reflect for practitioners

July 5, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
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There may be no American holiday that is as relevant to psychiatry and behavioral healthcare than the Fourth of July. That may be worth thinking about now and applying to our workplaces.

Minimize business risk when patients leave against medical advice

June 26, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom
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Patients who leave against medical advice put themselves at risk. Additional concerns for the treatment center could include liability for patient self-harm, overdose, suicide or injury from a lack of basic safety. Such risk can be minimized, however.

We have an ethical responsibility for immigrant children and families

June 22, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
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Even though it is difficult to find out the facts about the separation of immigrant children from their parents along our southwest border, there are certain clinical and ethical principles that we must reaffirm to our colleagues, the public and society.

The royal wedding maps a road to mental health

May 18, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
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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.

Patient-centered doesn’t mean the customer is always right

April 23, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
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When it comes to objective measurements on whether providers are delivering what patients want, experts say assessment surveys might ask about whether patients believe they are in a better place.

Fact File: Half of America agrees addiction is a disease

April 13, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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American attitudes toward addiction are beginning to shift, but only slightly, according to a survey of 1,054 adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Rx Summit 18: More physician treatment programs are needed

April 3, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Physician health programs are frequently lauded as models that produce superior outcomes, but more resources are needed to respond to the demand.

Appreciate clinical staff on National Doctors’ Day

March 23, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
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In this era of increasing burnout among psychiatrists, psychologists and other behavioral health providers, we must think of ways to improve the system of care to enhance wellness for all.

Black History Month inspires improvements in behavioral healthcare

February 20, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
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February is Black History month. The history of American psychiatry and Black Americans should give us renewed inspiration to reduce disparities in behavioral healthcare.

Consider the value of equine therapy

February 15, 2018  |  Brian Albright
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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.

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