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Opioid crisis now $1 trillion problem

February 13, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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.

NAATP enforces ethical marketing standards

February 6, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Executive Director Marvin Ventrell says that NAATP is taking a bold step by making ethical business and clinical operations requisites of membership for the first time.

County pushes toward elusive goal of treatment on demand

December 26, 2017  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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King County, Wash., is offering addiction and mental health providers financial incentives for building systems to offer more rapid access to care.

A clearer NAATP ethics code may shut some members out of organization

December 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) appears poised to make 2018 a signature year for weeding out unethical business conduct.

Health profiles help officers respond to calls appropriately

November 16, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Kern County, Calif., behavioral health officials believe a database that includes participants’ health information will improve law enforcement responses during mental health emergencies.

Indiana University unveils $50 million addictions initiative

November 1, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Responding to the Addictions Crisis is a $50 million project that will involve IU researchers, as well as business, not-for-profit and government partners.

Local businesses can fuel community solutions in addiction

October 24, 2017  |  Rebecca Flood
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It is time for communities to unite to counteract the emergence of poor-quality, profit-driven substance use treatment.

Integrity House sees hospital role as timely in fighting opioid crisis

October 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Integrity House has partnered with a community behavioral health organization and a medical school to assume operations of a major county-owned hospital in New Jersey.

Virginia moves to extend continuum of care under Medicaid

August 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Virginia's Addiction Recovery Treatment Services initiative is seeking to bring about same-day access to services for the state's Medicaid population.

NAATP guide will put ethical practices in writing

August 4, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Behavioral health leaders are putting their heads together to create the forthcoming Addiction Treatment Provider Guidebook, which will serve as an educational tool for communities as much as a standards setting document for program operators.

NIH, private partners team up on opioid crisis initiative

June 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a partnership with private entities on a three-faceted scientific initiative to address the opioid crisis.

Total transformation: Phoenix House will dramatically move beyond TC roots

May 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New Phoenix Life Centers in New York City this summer will signal a major clinical shift for one of the nation's most prominent nonprofit addiction treatment organizations.

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