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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.

TCEM 18: Capitalize on new federal funds

April 30, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

With new federal funding made available this year, treatment organizations can take advantage of $3.3 billion in grant programs earmarked for the opioid crisis.

10 questions treatment centers should be able to answer for patients

April 30, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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NJ Connect for Recovery, a New Jersey-based help line, has developed a list of questions that individuals and loved ones seeking treatment should first ask providers.

Community: Problem source and solution beneficiary

April 26, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Clearly, we must continue or work on resiliency and recovery. But, we also must do much more. We want to foster communities in which members have good health and wellbeing, which are safe and secure, and which are prosperous.

GAO report finds haphazard approaches to overseeing recovery homes

April 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A report based on reviews of five states finds a dearth of meaningful data about recovery housing, and a variety of approaches toward supporting and regulating the community.  

ASAM designs MAT payment model

April 24, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction Treatment alternative payment model would desegregate payments for medical, psychological and social support services for OUD treatment.

The least you need to know about the Senate HELP committee opioid bill

April 24, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The Senate HELP Committee passed S. 2680 unanimously on Tuesday. Here's the absolute least you need to know.

New Google policy aims for slow rollout

April 19, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The new Google AdWords policy requires a 12-measure certification process for advertisers, and officials say some of the finer details will emerge as the standards are put into everyday practice.

Seize the golden moment of opportunity

April 18, 2018  |  Deni Carise, PhD
Perspectives

Providers must seize the opportunity in the precise moment individuals with SUD or addiction are willing to get treatment.

National Council announces criminal justice collaborative

April 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Three behavioral healthcare providers will team with county jails to offer services to individuals leaving incarceration in a move designed to reduce recidivism and improve health outcomes.

The rural conundrum turns critical

April 13, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Rural communities are approaching a perfect storm with a major farm crisis looming and an aging population. Opioid and other drug problems also continue to escalate, and many rural communities face frequent and tragic overdose deaths.

Rx Summit 18: Journalists share tips for talking to media about heroin

April 9, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Two journalists from WXIA-TV provided advice to Rx Summit attendees on how to develop relationships with the media and have a voice in coverage of the opioid epidemic.

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