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Archive: September 2015

What is Community Behavioral Health’s Role in the Opioid Epidemic?

September 30, 2015 | Uncategorized | Comments

Jake Bowling

Director, Practice Improvement

Today in the United States, nearly 2 million people struggle with opioid use or dependence. About 2,500 adolescents will take OxyContin or another prescription pain reliever for the first time. People using prescription drugs will learn that heroin is cheaper and make the switch. Also today, 46 people will die by prescription opioid overdose. Addiction […]

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Additional Insured Endorsements: Beware of Hidden Costs

September 29, 2015 | Uncategorized | Workforce | Comments

Nicholas L. Bozzo

President, Mental Health Risk and Retention Group

Adding an Additional Insured Endorsement to your insurance policy seems simple, but it is more complicated than you may think. This endorsement is intended to provide protection to a third party from liability you cause them as a result of your negligence. It is not intended to protect third parties from liabilities caused by them, […]

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Crushing 8 Myths About Clinical Trials

Hannah Huntt

Manager of Communications Projects, National Council for Behavioral Health

Did you know it can take an average of 10 years to develop a new medicine at a cost of $2.6 billion dollars? To develop a new medicine, researchers have to prove that the medicine is safe and effective through clinical trials before gaining approval from federal regulatory agencies. Finding enough volunteer participants to participate […]

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How Should Your Org Use Social Media?

September 20, 2015 | Marketing and communications | Comments

Heather Cobb

Sr. Director, Creative & Strategy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Given how people share and rank their experiences with your organization online, how should behavioral health organizations use social media?

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Care through Integration: How primary care physicians may be the next step in expanding mental health care in under served communities

September 15, 2015 | Integration | Trauma | Comments

Cynthia Ann Telles, Ph.D.

UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

It’s an unfortunate statistic, but more than half of all U.S. residents have experienced a traumatic event, including domestic abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or a natural disaster.  For families and individuals who live in communities that are racially and ethnically diverse, or that are low-income or under served, these events are more familiar than they […]

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Strengthening the Specialty Addictions Sector

September 11, 2015 | Addictions | Comments

Becky Vaughn

Vice President of Addictions, National Council for Behavioral Health

This editorial appears in the addictions issue of National Council Magazine. By: Becky Vaughn , Vice President of Addictions, National Council of Behavioral Health Strengthening the Specialty Addictions Sector   Addictions providers in the United States face an odd duality: we are simultaneously needed and threatened. Addictions are Expensive Public Health Problems Deaths by overdose have […]

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It’s Not About Getting High: What Neuroscience Teaches Us About Addiction

September 8, 2015 | Addictions | Treatment | Comments

Nora D. Volkow

Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

This editorial appears in the addictions issue of National Council Magazine. By: Nora D. Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse Those on the front lines who study and address behavioral health have struggled for decades to remove the stigma that persists around mental illness and addictive disorders. In the addiction field, this has meant […]

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