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IABHC awards micro-grant to 10,000 Beds

November 21, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The not-for-profit organization 10,000 Beds has received a micro-grant from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare Fund, which will be used to place more than 100 clients in donated treatment beds.

Clinicians adjust priorities to ward off burnout

November 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos. Editor
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The results of Addiction Professional's second annual Quality of Life Survey show sustained commitment to the profession among clinicians.

Measuring an individual's recovery barriers and strengths

November 1, 2016  |  By David Best, Michael Edwards, Adam Mama-Rudd, Ivan Cano and John Lehman
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Florida recovery residences test a tool for evaluating change in 'recovery capital.'

Why stigma interferes with business growth

September 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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From the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders: Recovery Centers of America's chief clinical officer urged developers of new programs to offer sustainable, high-quality services and to be prepared to fight stigma.

Developer of addiction and mental health app chosen for health accelerator class

September 8, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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KnKt'd Behavioral Health will participate in three months of mentoring as part of a program for healthcare startup ventures.

How's your work life? Tell us in our Quality of Life Survey

September 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Participate in our brief online Addiction Professional Quality of Life Survey, which addresses caseloads, supervision, self-care and a host of other job satisfaction topics.

Accrediting body offers more detail on eating disorders standards

August 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Joint Commission has released a report offering more evidence of the need for the eating disorders standards for accreditation that it introduced in January.

An entire staff must be equipped to manage patient conflict

August 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Aggression control techniques in substance use treatment programs must involve all staff members and should emphasize environment-of-care variables, says a professional trainer.

Accreditation takes on added importance

June 29, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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Licenses and certifications are not enough of a determinant of quality for addiction treatment and recovery facilities, Rebecca Flood states in a look at accreditation.

Cigna and ASAM data dive will distill best treatment practices

May 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Rather than yet another study, the Cigna and ASAM research collaboration aims to leverage a trove of detailed claims data to identify the treatment variables that lead to optimal outcomes with lower costs.

The eagle flies alone, surrounded by angels

April 11, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
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A number of pioneering women contributed greatly to the successes of the author and her treatment organization.

NAATP launches comprehensive outcomes study

March 21, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Seven member facilities of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) will collect outcome data on 1,000 patients post-discharge, in a study that the association hopes will establish industry benchmarks.

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