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Patient advocates back Senate bill’s approach to privacy

September 19, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Legal Action Center is among the advocacy groups concerned that 42 CFR Part 2 changes contained in the House’s opioid bill could harm patient confidentiality.

Senate opioid bill passes, but industry leaders lament shortcomings

September 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Industry groups are disappointed over a lack of additional funding and the exclusion of 42 CFR Part 2 reform, and have also called for the removal the IMD exclusion for Medicaid patients.

Less new opioid use, more treatment offer signs of hope in national survey

September 18, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health offers some encouragement regarding the opioid crisis but growing concern for groups such as pregnant women and young adults.

5 essential healthcare policy questions for candidates

September 17, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

As Election Day approaches, knowing where candidates stand on critical issues impacting our capacity to deliver care in the future is critical.


RAND center seeks deeper dive into opioid policy effectiveness

September 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Among its efforts, the RAND Opioid Policy Tools and Information Center will explore why certain opioid-fighting strategies work well in some communities but not others.

RCA expands insurance coverage deal with Aetna

September 10, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Aetna customers will now have in-network coverage for substance use disorder treatment at all Recovery Centers of America facilities.

Be a voice for the recovery of trauma on 9/11

September 10, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic

As a new 9/11 monument is unveiled, those in mental healthcare can make a contribution to the memory and heroism of that day through an indirect and symbolic approach.

Hope One van brings treatment to high-risk areas in New Jersey county

September 6, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

A partnership between the Atlantic County, N.J., Sheriff’s Office, multiple treatment center operators and other community partners has created a mobile addiction treatment van.

Keep your eyes on the prize: Thoughts on product development

August 29, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD

Industries are not disrupted overnight. What should we be thinking about when it comes to next generation behavioral health products?

NARMH conference calls attention to behavioral healthcare availability in rural areas

August 27, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

New Orleans never disappoints and neither does the National Association for Rural Mental Health annual summer conference. When the two came together this past weekend, the effect was electric.

Let’s stop stigmatizing each other for the sake of our field

August 24, 2018  |  Deni Carise, PhD

Providers should be working together, encouraging everyone to be their best and to get to the best evidence-based, effective treatment outcomes for those we serve.

NCAD: Executives drive home value of data and ethics

August 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

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.


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