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Delphi acquires Family Recovery Specialists

July 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Miami, Fla.-based outpatient program adds adolescent- and family-focused treatment services to the Delphi Behavioral Health Group portfolio.

Fairhaven Treatment Center acquired by Refresh Mental Health

July 18, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

 The Memphis-based provider of eating disorder treatment services for adult and adolescent women joins a parent company with mental health practices across the U.S.

Recovery support now has a place in Missouri state budget

July 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Operators of recovery support services in Missouri for the first time have pushed successfully for a line item in the state's budget.

For Recovery Mountain, zoning delays were nothing more than stigma

July 17, 2018  |  Julie Miller

After an 18-month battle with local officials in central New Hampshire, Recovery Mountain has secured the go-ahead to open in August, but the process to gain the approval was...

Experts debate 42 CFR Part 2’s role in today’s world

July 16, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington

Although changes to 42 CFR Part 2 took place in recent months, the rule has always been top of mind for treatment centers. And now that legislation passed in June to align privacy for substance-use-disorder patients with HIPAA, the rule continues to make...

Sovereign Health closes facilities

July 12, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

CEO Tonmoy Sharma cited a lack of funding and inability to make payroll in a letter to employees that was obtained by the Orange County Register.

Rosecrance plans to finalize merger with Iowa organization in 2019

July 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Fast-growing Rosecrance and Iowa-based Jackson Recovery Centers have announced that they intend to merge in mid-2019. 

Pyramid Healthcare announces agreement to purchase WaldenSierra

July 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Pyramid Healthcare's planned purchase of WaldenSierra will expand its operations into a fourth state.

Tennessee providers announce merger

July 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

Magnolia Ranch Recovery, which offers inpatient substance use treatment, has merged with Tulip Hill Recovery, which operates intensive outpatient and sober living facilities.

Policy advocate assisting states with comprehensive responses

July 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor

The Addiction Policy Forum's Blueprints project is seeking to drive policy change at the state and local level.


Celebrating a decade of the Parity Act

July 9, 2018     Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH

October will mark the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The road to its implementation has been rocky, but ultimately worthwhile.

Independence Day a time to reflect for practitioners

July 5, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

There may be no American holiday that is as relevant to psychiatry and behavioral healthcare than the Fourth of July. That may be worth thinking about now and applying to our workplaces.

The least you need to know about the federal takedown

June 29, 2018     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

On Thursday, federal agencies announced their largest ever healthcare fraud enforcement action with 601 defendants charged for alleged fraud totaling an estimated $2 billion. Here’s the least you need to know.

We have an ethical responsibility for immigrant children and families

June 22, 2018     H. Steven Moffic

Even though it is difficult to find out the facts about the separation of immigrant children from their parents along our southwest border, there are certain clinical and ethical principles that we must reaffirm to our colleagues, the public and society.