Motivational Interviewing and Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) are new evidence-based practices that help to create conversations that empower the people you treat to make meaningful changes in their lives.
Nearly a third of people who use drugs for the first time begin by using a prescription drug non-medically, and data suggests that one in 15 people who take non-medical prescription pain relievers will try heroin within 10 years. In 2014, I wrote about the difficulties policymakers are having coming to terms with the prescription […]
Legislation to expand Medicaid patients’ access to residential substance use treatment has been introduced in the House by a group of Ohio lawmakers. The Breaking Addiction Act (H.R. 1988) would direct the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to approve state applications for Medicaid 1115 waivers to cover services in certain residential settings.
Dan Buettner Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Do we sacrifice quality of life for longevity? Or is longevity a gift for a life well-lived? This year, the National Council for Behavioral Health is pleased to host an unlikely duo – Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Affordable Care Act architect and provocateur, and Dan Buettner, best-selling author and National […]