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Addicted to Coercion

October 29, 2019 | Addictions | Criminal Justice | Comments
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Vitka Eisen, MSW, Ed.D.

President and CEO HealthRIGHT 360, Board Member, National Council for Behavioral Health

Beginning in 2011, with California’s state prison system overseen by the federal courts due to severe overcrowding, the state legislature and voters passed a series of laws to reduce sentencing severity for non-violent crimes, most notably drug-related offenses. As a result, fewer people faced felonies for crimes often associated with problematic substance use, like simple […]

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It’s Time to Establish A New Lifeline for America

October 28, 2019 | Suicide | Comments
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Communications

National Council for Behavioral Health

Leading Mental Health Advocates Urge Congress to Establish 9-8-8 As A National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Hotline The success of 9-1-1, our nation’s emergency service hotline, is undeniable. In an instant, Americans can   reach police, fire and emergency services from anywhere in the country. It’s hard to fathom that before the adoption of […]

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What Do We Mean When We Say “Recovery”?

October 7, 2019 | Addictions | Recovery | Treatment | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Kenneth Minkoff, M.D., a member of the National Council Medical Director Institute, is a board-certified community psychiatrist and addiction psychiatrist, part-time assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the COO and senior systems consultant at ZiaPartners, Inc. Dr. Minkoff also provides consultation to large systems on developing welcoming, integrated, recovery-oriented services to individuals […]

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Member Spotlight: Reaching a New Threshold in Recovery

October 4, 2019 | Addictions | Recovery | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

For 60 years, Thresholds – a National Council member – has been transforming the lives of Chicago residents struggling with mental illness and addiction by breaking cycles of poverty and unemployment. In this interview, Dr. Steve Weinstein, a medical director at Thresholds and member of the National Council’s Medical Director Institute, discusses the impact of […]

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Raising Your Voice for Recovery: One Woman’s Journey from Treatment to Training

October 2, 2019 | Addictions | Recovery | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

As a long-time peer support trainer in Utah, Ginger knows how difficult navigating your own mental illness can be. At the age of 15, she regularly contemplated suicide. A few years later, after she was kicked out of college, she made several attempts to kill herself, leading to a stay at a state hospital. Over […]

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