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IABHC Fund awards two micro-grants

March 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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La Frontera Center and Allegheny Health Network are the latest recipients of micro-grants from the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare Fund.

Groups encourage best-practices discussion of marijuana

March 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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The system change-focused Advocates for Human Potential takes a neutral position on the issue of marijuana legalization.

The least you need to know about the repeal and replace bill

March 8, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Everyone’s talking about the healthcare bill House Republicans released Monday night as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Here’s the very least you need to know.

Supporters of kratom use urge president to end regulatory proceeding

March 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The group largely responsible for an overwhelmingly negative public response to plans to place kratom under Schedule I is asking the Trump administration to end that regulatory effort.

Think tank publication makes case for less regulation of e-cigarettes

March 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Heartland Institute considers electronic cigarettes to be a safer alternative to smoking, and fears that high taxes and regulation targeting the products will drive more people back to tobacco.

Former leader at Faces & Voices joins National Council

February 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Tom Hill is joining the National Council for Behavioral Health as vice president of addictions and recovery.

Nonprofit director, attorney join Faces & Voices board

January 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Addiction Policy Forum executive director Jessica Nickel and Chicago healthcare attorney Karen Harris are the newest members of Faces & Voices of Recovery's board of directors.

Massachusetts law will delay start of marijuana retail operations

January 2, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A law adopted in the waning days of Massachusetts legislators' end-of-year sessions will delay the opening of retail marijuana shops until at least the middle of 2018.

Will Florida finally turn the corner on ethics abuses in 2017?

December 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Investigations have intensified and media scrutiny is stronger than ever, but observers agree that reform in Florida's treatment and recovery support community will take public money, in a state generally averse to such commitments.

Facing Addiction urges Trump to support access to services

December 28, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Facing Addiction is asking individuals to sign a letter that speaks to the support President-Elect Trump received in communities significantly affected by drug and alcohol use.

IABHC awards two micro-grants

December 20, 2016  |  AP Staff
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A pair of not-for-profit organizations have received micro-grants from The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC) Fund.

Obama signs Cures Act

December 14, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act on Tuesday, which authorizes $1 billion over two years to supplement existing grant programs for addiction treatment and prevention, prescription drug monitoring programs and workforce development.

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