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Parents unaware of opioid risk for adolescents

September 18, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

A study published by Caron Treatment Centers shows fewer parents talk with their children about the dangers of prescription painkillers than those that discuss alcohol, illegally obtained drugs or safe sex.

Census Bureau: Poverty, uninsured rates declined in 2016

September 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the number of people without health insurance declined to 28.1 million and 2.5 million fewer people lived in poverty in 2016.

NARMH conference tackles the basics

September 10, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH

The National Association for Rural Mental Health conference examined: the plight of our rural veterans; homelessness in rural America, particularly for persons with behavioral health conditions; and the crisis in our rural behavioral health workforce.

Healthcare organizations open helplines for those impacted by Harvey

August 31, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Counseling and referrals to other resources are among the free services being provided by phone to those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Model continuum of care for adults with serious mental illness

August 30, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Earlier this week, the SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services convened about two dozen representatives from the field to provide advice to the agency on the development of a model continuum of care for adults with serious mental illness.

Marathon Health brings behavioral healthcare services to work sites

August 29, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The national provider of onsite healthcare services for employers has announced it is adding behavioral health counseling to its offerings.

Put some context around ACA numbers

August 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

As lawmakers seek to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces, the political rhetoric should be viewed in context.

Fact File: Payers do their part in opioid crisis

August 24, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

A number of managed care organizations are pursuing programs to reduce opioid overprescribing Here are some of the most recent updates.

Positive health determinants as vaccination and remedy

August 23, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

Positive health determinants include factors such as nurturing families for children, social inclusion for adults, job and pay equity, and clean living spaces, among others. In summary: Your zip code is predictive of your health status and your length of life...

Complete coverage from NCAD in Baltimore

August 22, 2017  |  Behavioral Healthcare Executive staff

Read our in-depth coverage and watch video commentary from top leaders in the field live from the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

NCAD: The opioid crisis is a political football, and that’s not good

August 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

It’s important for leaders in the industry to advocate for the disease of addiction rather than for the opioid crisis because resources are still quite scarce.

NCAD: How to leverage a comprehensive treatment philosophy

August 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Many in the treatment field embrace the widely held philosophy that addiction has medical, psychological, social and spiritual symptoms that must be addressed with the respective modalities. It’s equally important to know where to leverage each treatment...


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