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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.

Florida lawmakers revive and adopt patient protection legislation

May 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Adopted legislation that had appeared to be heading toward failure will crack down on patient brokering and other abuses in Florida's treatment and sober living communities.

Joint Commission report outlines standards for housing support services

April 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Joint Commission has released an overview and rationale for housing support service standards for behavioral health organizations that espouse a Housing First model.

NAATP releases initial data from outcomes project

April 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Initial results from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers' Outcomes Pilot Program show a patient population with past experience in treatment and significant mental health concerns.

Words can hurt the cause

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Providers and advocates are fighting back against the words and images that they believe stigmatize people with substance use disorders.

A lesson in language

April 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The field's vocabulary becomes a legacy issue for former national drug czar Michael Botticelli.

Local drug task force in Florida wants to be model for coalition building

March 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Delray Beach Drug Task Force is working to serve both the individual in need of services and the larger community.

Campaign puts muscle behind effort to elevate smoking cessation in treatment

February 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Prominent leaders are urging the key interest groups in the addiction field to stop looking the other way on the prevalence of smoking among treatment patients and staff.

ASAM seeks input on appropriate drug testing

February 10, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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ASAM is accepting public comment on a drug testing appropriateness document that is being developed to provide guidance on drug testing in diagnosis, treatment and promotion of recovery from addiction.

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