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Christian addiction treatment center opens in Atlanta

June 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

RiverMend Health has announced the opening of Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center, a treatment facility that incorporates Christian principles into treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

What is our clinical responsibility for suicide?

June 19, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?

Opioid-related treatment approaches vary by region

June 14, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Data released this week by not-for-profit FAIR Health shows significant variation in treatment approaches for opioid-related diagnoses by location.

SAMHSA: Medication treatment for SUD increases significantly

June 12, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

According to SAMHSA’s latest Behavioral Health Barometer, between 2011 and 2015, methadone use increased by 16%, and use of buprenorphine more than doubled.

A criminal justice service sector is emerging

June 8, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Today, our traditional four-sector service structure for behavioral health care is undergoing radical change. A criminal justice sector is emerging as a new fifth sector of care.

Need for buprenorphine demonstrated in Medicaid data

June 7, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

A new brief from the Urban Institute shows that Medicaid programs nationwide have seen increases in buprenorphine prescriptions since the launch of the Affordable Care Act, but trends are higher in expansion states.

Sober fraternity adds collegiate resources

May 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The Alpha 180 sober fraternity is emerging in Austin, Texas, designed as a lifestyle support program for those in recovery.

Seniors respond to depression treatment at home

May 24, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A pilot program for delivering treatment to seniors and their caregivers at home and in the patient’s primary language has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety, and improve quality of life.

D.C. fares worst in drug-related issues

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Personal-finance website WalletHub distilled 15 different measures into state rankings and found the District of Columbia has the highest prevalence of drug-related issues.

Florida responds to urgent opioid crisis

May 11, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Exclusive

There’s a mounting body of evidence describing the upward trend of the opioid crisis in Florida. Miami alone saw a staggering rise in services delivered related to opioid diagnoses.

Depression more common for adolescents with diabetes, asthma

May 9, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Adolescents with common health conditions such as diabetes, asthma and obesity reported higher rates of major depressive episodes, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

First responders leery of seeking mental health help

May 1, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

According to a survey released by the University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences, 39% of first responders say they do not feel comfortable talking to their supervisors about their mental health, and the same number feel there are repercussions for...

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