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October 16, 2019
The news reports have become more routine and specific on how industries will be transformed by automation and workers replaced in the process. The automotive industry is already heavily automated, but auto companies can predict with precision the decline in workers over the next few years. We tend…
October 10, 2019
Ashley Addiction Treatment announced that it is launching its first partial hospitalization program. The PHP will be offered at Ashley’s outpatient treatment facility in Elkton, Maryland, mixing outpatient and inpatient treatment services in an effort that the company hopes will reduce the chances…
October 01, 2019
By Linda Carroll Drive times to opioid treatment programs may be as much as six times longer in rural U.S. counties compared to urban ones, researchers report. In a study that looked at drive times to opioid treatment programs in urban and rural counties in the five states with the highest rates…
September 10, 2019
One word in 24 pages of text stands out most prominently in a newly issued report on successful state-level efforts to combat the opioid crisis: Medicaid. The American Medical Association (AMA) and legal and policy consultant Manatt Health strongly suggest in their report that Medicaid rests on…
September 03, 2019
Discovery Behavioral Health, a nationwide mental health services provider, has opened a facility in Orlando, Florida, for adolescents and young adults. The facility is now accepting clients for its Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program, which includes residential treatment, partial hospitalization…
September 03, 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico, uniquely combines the charm of the mountains with the warmth of the desert and the hospitality of the Southwest. What an idyllic setting for a major conference hosted by the National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH).
August 29, 2019
With a fraction of the chemicals and carcinogens, e-cigarettes can be considered “safer” than traditional cigarettes, but a lack of research around long-term use of the devices, particularly newer versions, should prevent them from being considered “safe,” Brian King, PhD, MPH, said recently at an…
August 27, 2019
An Oklahoma judge ruled on Monday that Johnson & Johnson was responsible for helping to fuel the state’s opioid epidemic through the intense marketing of its pain medications. Although the $572 million fine levied against the company was far less than the $17 billion sought by the state, it is…
August 26, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on Thursday proposed a series of revisions to 42 CFR Part 2 regulations in an effort “to facilitate better coordination of care for substance use disorders which will also enhance care for opioid use disorder.” Among the proposed…
August 15, 2019
There is a lot of work being done in Washington to address substance use disorders, Slingshot Solutions principal Andrew Kessler told NCAD East attendees on Thursday. “But we’re still not at the point where policymakers fully understand the disease,” he said. “And as a result, policies are…
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