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It's time for a national approach on staff development

March 1, 2006  |  DAVID J. POWELL, PHD
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“The shortage of alcoholism and drug abuse counselors in the United States is equivalent in significance to the overall nursing staff shortage in

Improving services by holding hands, not pointing fingers

March 1, 2006  |  SHARON RAGGIO, MBA, LPC, LMFT, SONIA JACKSON III, BSW, CAC, and MATTHEW SULLIVAN, BA, MA, EdS
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That was the community climate in Colorado Springs in 2001. Pikes Peak Mental Health (PPMH) decreased its detox bed availability because of funding

PEOPLE LIKE ME

March 1, 2006  |  Douglas J. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief
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A few months ago, I was editing one of William Anthony and Lori Ashcraft's Tools for Transformation columns and was surprised by their frequent use

MOVING UNDER THE HEALTHCARE TENT

March 1, 2006  |  LINDA ROSENBERG
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There has been substantial progress in the public's understanding that behavioral health disorders can be treated effectively, and that improving

QUALITY—AT WHAT PRICE?

March 1, 2006  |  MICHAEL J. STOIL, PHD, WASHINGTON EDITOR
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Regular readers of this column are familiar with the federal government's recent obsession with defining and improving the quality of behavioral

Policy making's unintended consequences

March 1, 2006  |  Monica E. Oss
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The law of unintended consequences is essentially that the actions of people—and especially of government—always have unanticipated or “unintended”

MISSOURI'S EXPERIMENT TO INCREASE QUALITY—AND DECREASE COSTS

February 1, 2006  |  JOHN E. BYRD, RPH, MBA, JOSEPH PARKS, MD, GEORGE OESTREICH, PharmD, MPA, and RICHARD SURLES, PhD
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Prescription drugs account for only 11% of national healthcare spending, but expenditures for drugs have been growing at an annual rate of 15%,

Farewell to modern management's father

February 1, 2006  |  Monica E. Oss
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Peter Drucker left this earth in November at age 95. If I look back on my development—both personal and professional—Drucker is among a handful of

IT'S TIME TO FIGHT BACK

February 1, 2006  |  Douglas J. Edwards, Managing Editor
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The behavioral health field has made many advancements in educating the public about mental health and substance abuse disorders and reducing their

A TREATMENT PLANNING REALITY CHECK

February 1, 2006  |  LORI ASHCRAFT, PhD and WILLIAM A. ANTHONY, PhD
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Treatment planning has been an obsession that has haunted behavioral healthcare professionals throughout the field's evolution. Some of us might at

MANAGE THE DISEASE (NOT COST) OF ADDICTION

February 1, 2006  |  RONALD J. HUNSICKER, DMin
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It's hard to argue with numbers! At the very least, numbers need to be taken seriously. For example, the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Diving into a 'Blue Ocean Strategy'

February 1, 2006  |  TERRY L. STAWAR, EdD
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The book Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne1 recently

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