Mental health and substance use treatment providers must learn to speak the language of other stakeholders and play a role in population health initiatives
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According to the clinical leader of an emerging treatment network, organizations must disrupt the status quo because we owe it to ourselves and our patients to do better.
A leading voice in men's addiction treatment told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) workshop audience that the rules that society urges men to live by tend to be the opposite of what works for successful therapy.
You have to know the difference between a healthy and unhealthy sexual relationship before you can do any counseling on the subject, NCAD speakers said.
Being trauma informed in treatment matters. In fact, Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, said it doesn’t even make sense to provide treatment without understanding an individual’s trauma history.
While financing in the past has typically been centered on public funding, block grants or self-pay clients, the future is all about the card—the insurance card, that is.
In an afternoon keynote presentation on the opening day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD), rock guitarist Ricky Byrd showed his allegiance to 12-Step recovery and giving back through music.
At the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, three panelists discussed how professionals can market against underage marijuana use and abuse
An American Medical Association (AMA) task force examining the opioid crisis is focusing on maximizing the effectiveness of states' prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) in its first recommendation.
A rise in opioid use and an accompanying HIV crisis have convinced Indiana legislators to lift a longtime ban on the establishment of new methadone treatment operations.
Participation in 12-Step groups appears to assist recovering individuals in acquiring specific skills to regulate emotions.
Thrive Treatment in Southern California will pair each patient with a "recovery advocate" who will focus on vocational, legal and other issues that often block lasting recovery.
The model does not allow for reimbursement when a presumptive test at a lab is used to confirm a presumptive test from the point of care.
In paying tribute to Jim Gillen, who died this weekend after a long battle with cancer, the president of The Providence Center called Gillen the "conscience" of Rhode Island's recovery community.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Phoenix House may serve distinct patient populations, but believe they can learn a great deal from each other clinically.
Teen substance use can be reduced by 52% with prevention programming, and all age groups in adolescence can benefit, according to a new study published in the World Journal of Preventive Medicine.
It did not take long for state legislatures to spring into action this year once product labeling was approved for a powdered form of alcohol.
The closing of the 20-year-old Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI) at the end of this month reflects a shift toward other levels of care for sexual addiction and intimacy disorders.
Now that American Addiction Centers owns a larger, online referral source, it stands to reason that AAC centers would be prioritized for patient referrals over any other client.