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Rx Summit: Practices, not opioids, are the enemy

April 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A leader in treating veterans warned a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit audience about the pendulum swinging too far toward demonizing opioid medications.

What peers have wrought

April 19, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Peers who have endured the sting and burden of a major mental illness or a severe substance use condition have made remarkable contributions to our field that we must not take for granted.

Rx Summit: Local solutions to crisis require collective effort

April 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Small counties in California are reducing improper opioid prescribing and are expanding addiction treatment through the efforts of groups that include an insurer and a major foundation.

NAATP releases initial data from outcomes project

April 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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Initial results from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers' Outcomes Pilot Program show a patient population with past experience in treatment and significant mental health concerns.

NatCon17: Behavioral health can get boost from tech

April 3, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Tom Insel, the former NIMH director and current director of clinical neuroscience at Alphabet Inc.’s Verily Life Services, says a technology revolution could change the landscape of behavioral healthcare.

New Jersey progress could inspire national agenda

April 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Governor Chris Christie is leading the White House commission's effort, and he has a long track record of driving treatment-focused solutions in New Jersey.

Finding common cause between epilepsy and behavioral health

March 30, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Epilepsy should be of great concern to the behavioral health field. The rate of serious mental illness among persons with epilepsy, about 12%, is three to four times the overall rate in the U.S. population.

Physicians group issues SUD prevention and treatment recommendations

March 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The American College of Physicians has published a series of recommendations on facilitating effective treatment and prevention of substance use disorders involving illicit and prescription drugs.

High risk pools could include behavioral health patients

March 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Proposed health reform legislation allows states to form high risk pools for high cost populations. Such models could be used to help those with mental health and addiction disorders obtain insurance coverage.

NAATP considers marijuana in policy statement

March 9, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has relayed its stance on a range of issues, including marijuana. It’s an especially timely topic considering the growing number of states that have adopted legalization policies.

Nurturing self-management

March 3, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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First, we came to understand the key role played by personal health literacy. Then, we added health activation. Now, we are opening chapter three of this trinity—self-management. This often is referred to as self-direction in behavioral health.
 

Sovereign Health adds telehealth option

February 28, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Sovereign Health is rolling out its new eTherapy telehealth option to outpatient clients with future plans to expand the service.

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