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Oppose the Graham-Cassidy health reform bill
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Industry input led to Google decision to halt ads for addiction treatment
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IABHC grant awards surpass $200K
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Census Bureau: Poverty, uninsured rates declined in 2016
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Most substance use numbers hold steady in national survey
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The behavioral healthcare workforce is changing
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