Articles

Quality group disappointed by plans’ behavioral health performance

October 22, 2014     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
NCQA's 2014 quality report shows health plans are slipping in their care of those with mental health and substance abuse disorder. The group plans to track new data next year.

As targeted Fla. sober home closes, attention shifts to legislation, regulation

October 22, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
An ongoing investigation of Florida recovery residences and addiction treatment organizations could be paving the way for a number of potential legislative and regulatory actions.

New facility opens a marketing decision to the masses

October 15, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Sarah Sacks was uncertain about a logo design for her new facility, so she decided to solicit a world of input from colleagues and total strangers.

Proposed bill could mandate drug testing for college athletes in Ohio

October 14, 2014     Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Ohio would be the first state to require testing and set penalties for college athletes caught using illegal substances if the measure passes.

Why society should consider medical marijuana

October 14, 2014     Scott Kellogg, PhD
A therapist sees marijuana as liberating some patients from the confines of physical illness.

Interventions for keeping groups running smoothly

October 13, 2014     Izaak L. Williams, CSAC, and Lorrain Burgess, CSAC
Common behaviors will challenge the integrity of group therapy agreements, and facilitators must be prepared to respond effectively.

Centerstone plans Manatee Glens merger

October 9, 2014     Julie Miller
When finalized, the Centerstone/Manatee Glens affiliation will create an organization with 155 locations and approximately $189 million in annual revenues.

EXCLUSIVE: $200 million investment will launch major science-based treatment chain

October 9, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
A prominent real estate developer will establish around a dozen new addiction treatment centers in the Northeast to launch Recovery Centers of America, and he has brought on Deni Carise, PhD, to coordinate clinical services.

Ariz. center relocation shuns the institutional

October 8, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
The River Source Mesquite Grove's new residential setting rests a dozen miles from its former site, but worlds apart in other ways.

Organizer sees health and awareness goals in substance-free challenge

October 6, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Today begins CBSNews.com's #14Days On the Wagon Challenge, asking citizens to refrain from any alcohol or non-medical drug use for two weeks.

The HIPAA-compliant cloud

October 6, 2014     Asaf Cidon
Addiction professionals can take advantage of cloud-based file-sharing services without running afoul of HIPAA requirements.

BREAKING: American Addiction Centers’ IPO echoes market trends

October 2, 2014     Julie Miller
Observers are calling American Addiction Centers a worthwhile buy.

Foundations conference session exposes divisions on medication treatment

October 2, 2014     Gary A. Enos, Editor
Roland Reeves, MD, delivered on a promise that he would lodge some strong opinions at a Moments of Change conference breakout session on medication-assisted treatment.

Mine the complexities of treating food addiction

October 1, 2014     James Greenblatt, MD
Attention to comorbid conditions proves critical in addressing disordered eating.

SPECIAL SERIES: Treatment centers have capacity to lessen chance of sexual misconduct

September 28, 2014     Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
In the final installment of a series, Alison Knopf looks at how addiction treatment facilities can organize and supervise treatment to reduce the risk of inappropriate sexual behavior toward patients.

Body image captures wide reach in eating disorders

September 26, 2014     Natalie P. Goodwin, PhD
A Menninger Clinic professional treating eating disorders discusses therapies that speak to increasingly prevalent body image distortion issues.
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