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Learn a lesson from the VA leadership situation

April 26, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Now that Ronny Jackson has withdrawn from his nomination to head the Department of Veteran Affairs, it may be a conducive time to learn, or re-learn, some of the lessons from the issues that emerged in this situation

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.

Address the emerging SMI and opioid crisis

April 2, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

A new, more complex health problem is emerging for persons who have serious mental illness in that a large and growing proportion of these individuals also use or are dependent upon opioids.

National Council addresses low SBIRT adoption in primary care

March 26, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Council for Behavioral Health aims to increase SBIRT adoption among primary care clinicians by publishing a step-by-step guide for assessing alcohol and other drug use.

Sunspire launches professionals program in Texas

March 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A new treatment program at Sunspire Health Texas will seek to meet the needs of professionals in high-intensity careers.

Ohio opioid tech challenge hits second stage

March 7, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The worldwide technology and innovation community is invited to propose solutions for addressing substance use and addiction in the second phase of Ohio project.

 

Urgent actions needed on the opioid quandary

February 22, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

We must come to grips with the lethal opioid epidemic, not just by bringing good intentions, but through positive actions that produce life-saving results. We must be open to whatever steps actually work.

Opioid crisis now $1 trillion problem

February 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino
article

The opioid epidemic in the United States has cost $1 trillion since 2001 and is on pace to cost another $500 billion by 2020, according to a study released Tuesday by Altarum.

Senators push for prescribing via telemedicine

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A bipartisan group of senators is urging the DEA to create an exemption that would allow practitioners to prescribe controlled substances for OUD treatment via telemedicine for patients in rural areas.

RCA launches treatment programs for young adults

January 26, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The fast-paced programs will be available at two RCA inpatient facilities this month, with a rollout to other RCA locations throughout 2018.

Debunk caricatures of behavioral healthcare

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

An estimated one-third to one-half of persons with disability also experience a comorbid mental health condition, typically depression. And we must challenge the assumptions about this population.

Incorporating community into our model of well-being and illness

January 11, 2018  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Thirty-five years ago, we discovered that well-being and illness are not the two ends of a single continuum. But we now realize that this model is incomplete. To move forward, we need to add a third dimension: community, which unfortunately was neglected.

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