The Addiction Alliance of Georgia, a partnership between the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the state’s largest healthcare system, will aim to reduce addiction rates and improve rates of recovery through public education on prevention, training and clinical care.
Angele Moss-Baker, owner of Comprehensive Addiction & Psychological Services in Washington, D.C., has been named president of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, a national organization with more than 7,000 members.
The Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, part of the Institute for Behavioral Health at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy Management, has launched a website to inform communities and local leaders on what other municipalities are doing to address the opioid crisis and help shape interventions of their own.
As it crafts its next strategic guide, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has identified four topics to which it will devote special focus during the next five years, according to NIDA director Nora Volkow, MD.
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for Behavioral Healthcare president and CEO Mark Covall, new leader Shawn Coughlin is focused on managed care, outdated Medicare conditions of participation, workforce needs and more in 2020.