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November 09, 2020
Across the world, social distancing and local lockdowns have disrupted the treatment of, and recovery from, substance use disorder (SUD). There is a troubling uptick in opioid use during the COVID-19 pandemic in some regions of the country. Individuals cannot get to counseling or community support…
October 29, 2020
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has announced that it will begin offering virtual addiction treatment and mental healthcare, along with recovery, family and educational services, to Colorado residents through its RecoveryGo telehealth platform. Colorado is also now the 10th state in which Hazelden…
July 31, 2020
Concerns over patient isolation, staff safety and licensing reciprocity between states as a means to address a shortage of care providers during a crisis were among the COVID-19-related topics discussed by a panel of industry leaders during a Friday morning session at the virtual National…
July 16, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration this week announced the adoption of 42 CFR Part 2 revisions that it says are designed to facilitate care coordination between providers while maintaining privacy protections.
June 29, 2020
A group of addiction and mental health advocacy organizations have formed the Recovery Access Coalition, an initiative that will address barriers to accessing digital therapeutics that have been authorized by the FDA to treat substance use disorder. Among the coalition’s member organizations:
June 18, 2020
Joanna Conti’s quest to help families seeking quality addiction treatment services for their loved ones is coming back to where her journey began.
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…
January 27, 2020
The Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network (PBHLN) and Gloo, a technology platform provider for organizations that champion personal growth, are partnering to create a virtual center of excellence aimed at improving patient outcomes among the nation’s mental health treatment and…
August 17, 2019
Technology is highly unlikely to replace the human interaction that characterizes addiction and mental health treatment, but it will alter care providers' roles in ways that still haven't been clearly defined, panelists said at the NCAD East conference on Saturday.
July 08, 2019
Joanna Conti, BS, MS, considers her family “extremely fortunate” to have found programs that treated her daughter for an alcohol addiction despite having little data to go on when choosing a provider. In her work now as the CEO of Vista Research Group, a firm she founded in 2015, she hopes to map…
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