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Questions on Integrating Care?
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, run by the National Council, can help with the answers.
The DLA-20 Guidebook Has Arrived
The DLA-20 Functional Assessment is a comprehensive tool for determining a client’s level of functioning in daily living activities. We are pleased to announce a new guide, by MTM Services, to support this tool: the DLA-20 Guidebook.
Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health was released on November 17. This toolkit can help you engage media, craft compelling stories and inform your community about addiction.
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I have to admit, President’s Day isn’t one of those holidays I think about a lot. Except for a three-day weekend and possibly good sales at Macy’s, President’s Day doesn’t hold a lot of meaning for me. But lately I have been thinking more about the presidency. About the impact our leaders have on our […]
A Senate appropriations subcommittee convened a hearing on mental health treatments and services on Wednesday. The hearing featured testimony from National Council members, Dennis Freeman and David Johnson, and staff, Joe Parks, who presented recommendations improving the nation’s mental health care system. The hearing signaled Congressional members’ interest in supporting mental health funding, particularly in rural and underserved areas.
In July, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) that — among other things — mandates our health care system to use state-of-the-science medications to treat addiction, in combination with other proven treatments. Last year, I attended the official roll-out of the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health. The report […]