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June 01, 2020
Revisions to the Joint Commission’s standards for behavioral healthcare organizations that provide substance use disorder treatment will go into effect on July 1. The commission said in an announcement that the changes “are intended to incorporate best practices and decrease variation among…
May 19, 2020
Ashley Addiction Treatment has announced the opening of its first women’s extended care program and residence in Churchville, Maryland. The site will offer a 90-day recovery program that focuses on long-term, gender-specific substance use disorder treatment for women. Programming at the new…
April 23, 2020
American Addiction Centers announced it has entered into a partnership with the NFL Alumni Association to offer scholarships for treatment at AAC’s Desert Hope Treatment Center in Las Vegas. Former National Football League players, as well as their spouses and children, are eligible for the program…
April 14, 2020
At a time where good news is hard to come by, executives on a panel conducted during the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit on Tuesday said they have found one silver lining to the cloud that is the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis: Behavioral healthcare is being propelled into a modern age with new…
April 13, 2020
This article, the third in a series, focuses on necessary changes to the healthcare system to achieve the ends described in the first installment on preventable costs and the second on health improvement. The overriding question is how the behavioral healthcare field can make a substantial…
March 24, 2020
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has announced an expansion of its telehealth-based RecoveryGo addiction treatment offerings to include insurance-covered virtual outpatient services. The new digital services are modeled after Hazelden Betty Ford’s face-to-face programming, combining group therapy…
March 16, 2020
It is easy to recommend a prominent role for behavioral healthcare within the primary care setting. It is more challenging to provide a blueprint for how to do it. No such design is offered here, but instead a contribution is made to a new literature: the imaginary job description. The “primary…
March 10, 2020
A facility dedicated exclusively to the treatment of technology-related addiction in young adults has opened in the Northeast. Greenfield Recovery Center, an Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare property in Leyden, Massachusetts, will treat individuals who compulsively use the Internet, video games,…
March 04, 2020
Telehealth has long been viewed as a potential solution for improving access to addiction treatment in rural and remote areas. But as Lisa McLaughlin, LLMSW, MSI, and her colleagues at Workit Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan, have discovered, telehealth can make a significant impact in urban areas as…
February 19, 2020
Behavioral healthcare is a business that must focus on its long-term viability, even while trying to survive a steady stream of challenges every day. Sustainability requires an ability to respond to many factors, some of which are external and others internal. Two basic issues worth exploring are…
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