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Annual cost of opioid crisis as high as $504 billion

November 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Two recent research studies have placed dollar amounts on the staggering costs of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. One federal report puts the cost at $504 billion.

Cardinal Health announces four-part opioid initiative

November 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

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.

Centerstone announces Uspiritus merger

November 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Centerstone Kentucky has announced plans to merge with Uspiritus, which offers two residential centers as well as community-based services for children and youth.

Websites can be valuable assets

November 14, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

While websites can be valuable assets that bring patients into your treatment center, experts specify that some websites hold more financial potential than others.

5 things to know about follow-on deals

November 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

After an initial platform deal, private equity investors look for secondary, add-on deals that enhance their portfolios by filling gaps and building scale. Here are five things to know about follow-on deals.

Google policy is a work in progress

November 8, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Ever since Google changed its policy on AdWords for addiction services, the treatment industry has wrestled with mixed feelings. However, it's important to remember that the policy is still evolving. 

Follow-on deals build out portfolios

November 6, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Private equity interest is accelerating in behavioral healthcare, with an upward trend seen among follow-on deals—the secondary transactions that build the portfolio after the initial platform deal.

Meridian buys New Beginnings Minnesota

October 26, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Meridian Behavioral Health has acquired New Beginnings Minnesota, its third buy of the year.

How to align marketing with big-picture goals

October 25, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington

When the team at Footprints to Recovery took a step back to evaluate the organization’s marketing efforts, they found that their messaging didn’t quite align with the patients they were treating and hoping to target.

Follow best practices in accreditation

October 24, 2017  |  Alison Knopf

The four accrediting bodies in behavioral healthcare have different measures, however, there are some similarities when it comes to the site visit or survey portion of the process. Here are 15 tips from the experts.

Odyssey adds eating disorder program to its portfolio

October 24, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare has acquired Selah House, an eating disorder treatment center for women in Anderson, Ind.

How to determine your cost per acquisition and why it matters to rehab marketers

October 16, 2017  |  Gerald Ong

Measuring lead generation is a necessary—and often a forgotten—step in evaluating the rate at which individuals reach your rehab facility through its digital marketing materials.


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