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Putting Addiction into Focus: A Podcast with Tom Hill
In a new episode of Behavioral Health Today, a podcast by Triad Behavioral Health, host Graham Taylor, PhD, sat down with the National Council’s senior advisor for addiction recovery, Tom Hill, MSW.
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Harm Reduction: Essential Now and Always
As communities across the U.S. face entirely new experiences of social isolation, grief, economic instability and diminished hope about the future, overdose incidents are steadily increasing.
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Integrating SUD Services – Sustaining Progress in Challenging Times
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent fight for racial justice have both highlighted and exacerbated existing gaps and inequities in our criminal justice and health care systems.
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Recovery Homes Build a Following, but There’s Plenty of Room to Grow
Stories of recovery like Korey McCreery’s are less common than they could be because widespread adoption of the recovery housing model among state governments remains elusive.
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Reflections on Recovery – A Recovery Month Luncheon Preview
Every September, the nation comes together to recognize the impact of recovery during National Recovery Month. As a thought leader in behavioral health care, this observance is an opportunity for us to further amplify the importance of connecting people to care that leads to life-long recovery.
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Trauma-informed, Recovery-oriented Systems of Care: Transforming Care One County at a Time
To improve substance use disorder services and supports and create a more unified and cohesive system of behavioral health care, gaps between services must be eliminated and service provision must be responsive to a clients’ unique needs and experiences of trauma.
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Language and Stigma
The Society of Behavioral Medicine’s calling for change in the naming of our federal institutions serving addiction shows how much power language has in contributing to or reducing stigma.
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Time to Give Alcohol Issues the Attention They Deserve
When we all headed home in March under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, we could feel a collective sense of fear and apprehension about the unknown: How would we manage and for how long? We knew that, despite the wonders of technology to help us stay connected with one another, a sense of isolation could stir feelings […]
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From Fighting Fires to Fighting for Others
Each year, through our Awards of Excellence program, we honor select individuals who are using their strengths to help peers on their road to recovery. We are proud to recognize Jeff Avery, a peer support specialist for Johnson County Mental Health Center in Kansas, with the Peer of the Year Award for his invaluable contributions […]
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Adolescent Vaping: The New National Addiction Crisis
A new form of substance use has grown dramatically in the last year and threatens the health of adolescents. Despite significant progress to reduce tobacco use and nicotine dependency among the general population – and among individuals with behavioral health conditions who smoke at almost double the national rate – vaping has rapidly become a […]
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