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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.

Legal hurdles cleared, Seattle continues toward opening SIF

February 8, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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King County officials move forward with plans for a supervised injection site after facing opposition from community groups.

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.

Dominion Diagnostics celebrates 20 years in business

November 29, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The drug monitoring solutions and clinical information provider for addiction treatment and behavioral health facilities has grown to 300 employees and three facilities.

Addiction services take precedence in Maryland agency

November 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The closing of an adult day care program in Harford County, Md., will allow for expanded addiction and mental health services in the community.

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.

New York center offers round-the-clock assessment, referral

November 10, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new Open Access Center in Rochester is being seen an important opioid-fighting strategy.

Vermont treatment effort gets assist from across the border

November 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Massachusetts outpatient treatment facility that offers methadone and injectable naltrexone for opioid dependence has begun accepting Vermont Medicaid patients.

2017 Quality of Life Survey

November 2, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Clinicians are reining in hours and practicing self-care, but more are open to exploring their career options.

Activities offer sanctuary experience at Riverside Recovery

November 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The substance use treatment facility in Tampa makes use of its surroundings to create a peaceful place for clients.

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