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Behavioral Healthcare Executive
During its 15th annual Hill Day in Washington, D.C., the National Council for Behavioral Health unveiled a five-pronged campaign to expand access to treatment, enforce parity laws and grow the mental health and addiction treatment workforce.
Policy
Julie Miller
Hillary Clinton released a mental health policy proposal Monday that includes a few noteworthy investments, such as the expansion of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program.
Policy
In a letter to U.S. physicians, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls on clinicians to screen patients for opioid use disorder and to treat addiction as a chronic illness, not a moral failing.
Policy
Ron Manderscheid
Just as the shimmering sunlight of summer is quickly waning away, so too is the stellar opportunity we have to pass national mental health reform legislation this year.
Policy
The two sides of the legalization debate create a false dichotomy in which the only two options are legal marijuana use or incarceration for use or possession. In reality, there are other options.
Policy
Enjoy all of our coverage on location at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Denver, updated with new stories daily.
Treatment
With a THC concentration 10 times higher today than that which was found in marijuana in the 1960s, cannabis has been shown to have particularly damaging effects on brain development in adolescents.
Business Strategy
The vaping industry is projected to overtake tobacco sales within the next 10 years, but a lack of research about its side effects has clinicians concerned.
Policy
The National Council for Behavioral Health has launched the Behavioral Health + Economics Network, an initiative to foster communication between stakeholders in the mental health sector and bring about policy change.
Policy
The overall number of U.S. drug courts surpassed 3,000 in 2014, with adult drug courts and DUI courts proving particularly effective in reducing recidivism.
Policy
It's going to be an especially heated debate season with high emotion among supporters on both sides. Clinton and Trump are sharply divided on a number of issues, including several that behavioral health leaders are watching.
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