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Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Leading policy and advocacy groups argue that any dollars from an opioid supplement should support new science-based services, including treatment integrated into general medicine.

Is treating depression the answer to solving the opioid crisis?

May 23, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Is treating depression the answer to solving the opioid crisis? These deliberations were held as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, hosted by Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Co-Chairs of the House Mental Health Caucus.

 

Health plan offers financial incentives for MAT training

May 23, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Neighborhood Health Plan is looking to recruit up to 100 prescribers of buprenorphine products in Massachusetts by offering $500 to cover training costs and $2,000 for treating patients.

Parity enforcement still lacks federal authority

May 21, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Despite recent recommendations and despite new reports of parity violations, the Department of Labor still can’t do much to enforce parity laws. One expert believes the courts are the strongest channel for change.

RCA launches first responder residential program

May 21, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The addiction treatment program includes more than 20 hours of treatment and educational programming per week, as well as privacy and confidentiality measures for first responder patients.

Addressing the crisis in older adult mental health

May 17, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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We can predict that by 2060, more than 20 million seniors will be in need of some form of behavioral health services. Yet, at present, behavioral health services for seniors are at best an afterthought. Little or no focus exists on this issue in our key...

Settlement clarifies discrimination for buprenorphine use

May 17, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A Legal Action Center expert says a recent settlement sets a precedent, indicating that refusing to treat individuals solely based on their addiction disorders will be considered discrimination.

VA approves telehealth across state lines

May 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Contributing Editor, and Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a final rule that allows providers to offer telehealth services to veterans in other states, waiving state provider licensing requirements.

Delphi opens Maryland detox facility

May 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Delphi Behavioral Health Group has opened Maryland House Detox, a standalone inpatient detox facility with 16 beds, located 10 miles south of Baltimore.

Restore our core values in election '18

May 11, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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2018 elections will present an exceptional opportunity for us to change the course of our national government. Clearly, we want this new course to reflect our shared values rooted fundamentally in social justice and human concerns.

 

National Council toolkit sets recovery housing standards

May 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Alliance for Recovery Residences have collaborated on a guide to help states create recovery housing certification programs.

Loneliness plagues half of U.S. adults

May 1, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study released by Cigna shows nearly half of U.S. adults experience feelings of loneliness, which correlates with decreased overall health.

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