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Behavioral Healthcare Magazine

Strategic business, technology, and financial news and information for administrators, operational directors, and managers of mental health and substance-use facilities. Articles on trends in the design and operation of recovery clinics, new technologies in rehabilitation, and clinical best practices. Learn about strategies and findings driving changes in the management and organization of mental

  • Rx Summit: Practices, not opioids, are the enemy

    Gary A. Enos, Contributing EditorA leader in treating veterans warned a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit audience about the pendulum swinging too far toward demonizing opoid medications.

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  • Addiction is still a bipartisan issue

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefI am reassured that addiction remains a bipartisan issue, which is vitally important in our national dialogue today.

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  • Rx Summit: HHS prioritizes the opioid crisis

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefThe opioid crisis, mental health and childhood obesity are three key focus areas of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to Secretary Tom Price, MD,...

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  • Rx Summit: Unlikely political duo teams up for science-based care

    Gary A. Enos, Contributing EditorNewt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy have at least one thing in common: an absolute reverence for brain research that can inform solutions to the opioid crisis.

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  • Rx Summit: Surgeon general marks a year of progress

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefSurgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, believes the nation’s challenge is not to find out what works in addressing addiction in America, but to apply the solutions more...

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  • Rx Summit: Speakers from Congress differ on recipe for opioid crisis

    Gary A. Enos, Contributing EditorA congressional forum at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit had one member saying the nation can't throw money at the crisis, while another warned of...

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  • Rx Summit: Local solutions to crisis require collective effort

    Gary A. Enos, Contributing EditorSmall counties in California are reducing improper opioid prescribing and are expanding addiction treatment through the efforts of groups that include an insurer...

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  • Rx Summit: We are not winning the war on drugs

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefKentucky Governor Matt Bevin challenged attendees of the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta to redouble their efforts to combat the nation’s opioid...

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  • Opioid prescribing limits earn bipartisan support

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefSenators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) proposed legislation to limit initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days, modeled after...

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  • Payers prefer objective data on mental health medications

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorMany mental health advocacy groups push for greater input from patients in clinical trials, but new research shows payers are more interested in objective data that...

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  • Five ways to prepare for the future

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefWe asked a number of technology leaders for suggestions on what treatment center executives should prepare for in the future. Here are a few of their tips.

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  • Why you need to be concerned about the next drug czar

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefBehavioral healthcare stakeholders might have a reason to drop what they’re doing—right now—and get on the phone to anyone in Washington who will listen.

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  • Cigna reduces opioid prescribing by 12%

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefInsurance giant Cigna recently reported that use of prescribed opioids has declined 12% among its member population in the past year, almost halfway along its...

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  • How to promote the value of human service programs

    Sara M. Howe and Randy WellsWe who work in the field of human services often do a poor job of promoting what we bring to the table in terms of contributing to the state and our communities beyond...

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  • Idaho to allow psychologists to prescribe medications

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorIdaho has become the fifth U.S. state to pass legislation allowing clinical psychologists to prescribe medications for the treatment of mental health disorders.

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  • New standards aim to improve housing-first models

    Gary A. EnosThe Joint Commission recently issued a report that offers an overview of accreditation standards for housing support services programs, applying to providers that use a “housing first”...

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  • Signature Healthcare enters REIT deal

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefSignature Healthcare Services, LLC,  has entered into a real estate investment trust deal with Care Capital Properties, Inc., for six of its behavioral health facilities.

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  • Delphi purchases Palm Beach Institute

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefDelphi Behavioral Health Group has acquired Palm Beach Institute, located in West Palm Beach, Fla., for an undisclosed amount.

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  • NatCon17: How to work with the Trump administration

    Julie Miller, Editor in ChiefIn order to advance healthcare priorities, such as mental health first aid, CCBHCs and funding to combat the opioid crisis, industry advocates must approach the teams...

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  • NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

    Tom Valentino, Senior EditorWhile praising the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment and recovery services, prevention services are both cost-effective and currently under-utilized, U.S....

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