A combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and a rise in e-commerce has changed familiar traffic patterns around the globe for several illicit substances, Stephen McConachie, chief operations manager for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit attendees in a Sunday session.
Former Vice President Joe Biden appears to have won the presidential election, but behavioral healthcare leaders say significant changes for the field could depend on the results of still-undecided Senate races.
Judge Kevin R. Mullins, of Kentucky’s 47th district, explains how helping defendants connect with treatment and other community-supported initiatives have helped Letcher County respond first to the opioid crisis and now a surge in methamphetamine use.
Siobhan Morse, MHSA, CRC, CAI, MAC, divisional director of clinical services in the Behavioral Health Division at UHS, has been presented with the 2020 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Presidential Proclamation.
Former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad of Minnesota, a longtime advocate for addiction treatment and parity, is credited as a driving force behind the passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
In a meeting earlier this month, the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors spotlighted counties' efforts to address health, social, economic and racial disparities.
The establishment of an emergency line specifically for mental health crises and the introduction of legislation that would put emergency responses to such situations in the hands of behavioral health professionals instead of law enforcement are among the efforts to reshape our crisis response.
Taking the reins from retiring National Association for Behavioral Healthcare president and CEO Mark Covall, new leader Shawn Coughlin is focused on managed care, outdated Medicare conditions of participation, workforce needs and more in 2020.