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Why stigma interferes with business growth

September 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

RCA's initial branding will occur at existing center in New Jersey

February 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
In a move that expands on its initial vision, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) will officially enter the addiction treatment market on March 1 when New Jersey-based Lighthouse becomes Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse.

Improve the environment of care, in ways big and small

February 9, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
Updates to the environment of care can have a huge impact on patient wellness, and most do not have to break the bank.

Longtime Caron clinical leader moves to Northbound

December 29, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Mike Early is joining the leadership team at Northbound Treatment Services after having transitioned in recent months to an advisory role at Caron Treatment Centers.


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