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Consider the value of equine therapy

February 15, 2018  |  Brian Albright
article

Equine therapy programs are found at large and small providers, and can either be operated on-site or contracted out in the case of providers that don’t want to absorb the expense of boarding their own horses.

MHA report offers glimpse of state trends

February 15, 2018  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN
article

The MHA report notes that 18% of adults nationally have a mental health condition, and about half of them have a concurrent substance use disorder. Half of those with mental health disorders go without treatment.

The least you need to know about ARCOS

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

The DEA has launched an addition to its ARCOS tool. Now, drug manufacturers and distributors will be able to view more data in order to look for potential diversion of controlled substances.

Summit BHC acquires Cottonwood Tucson

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Summit BHC announced its acquisition of Cottonwood Tucson, which adds 65 beds to the Summit portfolio and represents the organization’s second location in Arizona.

Linda’s List 2018

February 14, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Ideally, 2018 should be the year of investment, according to Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Here are a few items now trending on Linda’s List.

 

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.

Buprenorphine helps to lower the cost of the opioid crisis

February 13, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

A research study shows that patients treated with buprenorphine through induction and maintenance treatment required fewer inpatient hospitalizations after starting treatment, with an 82% reduction in inpatient hospital stays.

Add value to your bottom line

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

From documenting the quality to making treatment accessible, providers explore ways to bolster their value proposition

Senators push for prescribing via telemedicine

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

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.

Legal hurdles cleared, Seattle continues toward opening SIF

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

King County officials move forward with plans for a supervised injection site after facing opposition from community groups.

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