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Obama Visits State with Leading Overdose Rates: What Will It Take to Stop the Epidemic?

October 26, 2015 | Addictions | Comments
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Becky Vaughn

Vice President, Addictions

On October 21, 2015, President Barack Obama set off to the state plagued with the nation’s highest rate of overdose deaths: West Virginia. There, he hosted a meaningful forum with local citizens on how to deal with the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic. “For a long time, we’ve been addressing the [drug] supply side…but […]

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6 Ways to Give Your Voice IMPACT

October 22, 2015 | Marketing and communications | Comments

Alicia C. Aebersold

Senior Vice President of Communications and Strategic Development

It used to be a chicken and egg situation – you had to be a thought leader to be published, but you had to be published to become a thought leader. Today, social media is the great equalizer. You no longer need traditional “power” to be published. So make a plan to be heard—and build […]

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Are You Ready for Medication Assisted Treatment?

October 20, 2015 | Addictions | Workforce | Comments

Aaron Williams

Director of Training and Technical Assistance for Substance Abuse, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

In the midst of an opioid epidemic, communities across the country face increased demands for substance use services. The CDC reports that: Young adult’s heroin use more than doubled in the past decade. More than 90% of people who use heroin also use atleast one other drug. 45% of people who use heroin are also […]

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Change Depends On Our Action

Ally Edwards

Marketing Intern, DATIS

*Reprinted from DATIS Blog.    During Hill Day 2015, Linda Rosenberg, President of the National Council for Behavioral Health, reminded us that, “Change depends on our action.” Ten years ago, National Council’s first Hill Day took place with just 35 people. This past week, with ten partner organizations, hundreds of people were in attendance to […]

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What does a rally achieve?

October 2, 2015 | Addictions | Comments

Becky Vaughn

Vice President, Addictions, the National Council for Behavioral Health

Millions of people who face addiction in the United States each day still do not have access to robust prevention, treatment and recovery supports. I’m excited to join in with the thousands of people on the National Mall on October 4 for the UNITE to Face Addiction rally – because we cannot continue to operate […]

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