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  • 5 things John Oliver got wrong about ‘rehabs’

    Deni Carise, PhDJohn Oliver can be very funny. However, his recent riff on the treatment industry is an inaccurate representation that probably did more harm than good.

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  • Elements files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefElements Behavioral Health announced it is filing chapter 11 bankruptcy and will restructure the company. According to executives, all clinical programs will remain in...

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  • Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction

    Gary A. Enos, Contributing EditorLeading policy and advocacy groups argue that any dollars from an opioid supplement should support new science-based services, including treatment integrated into...

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  • Health plan offers financial incentives for MAT training

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorNeighborhood Health Plan is looking to recruit up to 100 prescribers of buprenorphine products in Massachusetts by offering $500 to cover training costs and $2,000 for...

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  • Tennessee bills regulate sober homes, marketing

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorThe two bills passed in Tennessee are more moderate than similar legislation in other states, but still raise questions for operators.

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  • Parity enforcement still lacks federal authority

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefDespite recent recommendations and despite new reports of parity violations, the Department of Labor still can’t do much to enforce parity laws. One expert believes...

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  • Webster Capital acquires autism network

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefWebster Capital has acquired Behavior Development Group, which treats children with autism spectrum disorder. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  • RCA launches first responder residential program

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorThe addiction treatment program includes more than 20 hours of treatment and educational programming per week, as well as privacy and confidentiality measures for first...

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  • Settlement clarifies discrimination for buprenorphine use

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefA Legal Action Center expert says a recent settlement sets a precedent, indicating that refusing to treat individuals solely based on their addiction disorders will be...

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  • VA approves telehealth across state lines

    Heather Landi, Contributing Editor, and Tom Valentino, Senior EditorThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a final rule that allows providers to offer telehealth services to veterans...

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  • Delphi opens Maryland detox facility

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorDelphi Behavioral Health Group has opened Maryland House Detox, a standalone inpatient detox facility with 16 beds, located 10 miles south of Baltimore.

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  • Liberation Way deal complemented by Rothermel CEO appointment

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefDrew Rothermel has been named CEO of Liberation Behavioral Health, just as the company is announcing that Fulcrum Equity Partners has acquired majority interest.

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  • Acadia partners with St. Thomas on new psych hospital

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefIn its latest agreement, Acadia has partnered with Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tenn., on a new freestanding psychiatric inpatient hospital, projected to include...

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  • InTandem acquires Turning Point Centers

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefInTandem Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of Turning Point Centers, with four locations in Utah.

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  • National Council toolkit sets recovery housing standards

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorThe National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Alliance for Recovery Residences have collaborated on a guide to help states create recovery housing...

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  • Alcohol misuse still outweighs opioid misuse

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefThe grim statistics on overdose deaths should prompt solutions. However—always being the advocate for the underdog—I hope that in our opioid anxiety, we don’t cheat...

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  • Apps represent pocket-sized support

    Brian AlbrightAn emerging class of smartphone treatment apps claims to help reduce relapse rates and improve recovery, but evidence of their costs and benefits is not always easy to come by.

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  • How to remodel your business

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefManagement services organizations, employee stock ownership plans and real estate investment trusts are just a few of the lesser-known options that owners might...

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  • TCEM 18: Marketing plans must go beyond AdWords

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefAddiction treatment providers might be anxious to see AdWords sales re-emerge in July, but experts advise that there’s far more to consider in your marketing strategy.

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  • TCEM 18: Six tips for controlling the message in times of crisis

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefIn times of crisis, an executive will first seek to ensure safety of patients and staff, but there’s clearly more to manage when the media comes calling.

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