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Archive: March 2018

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With her finger on the pulse of advocacy, practice improvement, and trends, Linda brings news from the field that you, or your work, can't live without.

If Addiction is a Disease, What kind of Disease is it? Join the Conversation!

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Addiction is a chronic disease that changes the structure of the brain and how it works. This understanding helped fuel our fight for parity, promote evidence-based treatment and recovery services, and now supports a $35 billion drug treatment industry. But critics – including renowned addiction psychiatrist and NatCon18 speaker Sally Satel – believe that calling […]

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Oprah Winfrey and Healing from the Inside Out

March 20, 2018 | Healthcare | Time for Action | Comments

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

If you don’t fix the hole in the soul… you’re working at the wrong thing. – Oprah Winfrey Far too many children are growing up with a “hole in their soul.” Nearly half the nation’s children have experienced at least one or more traumatic events, including physical or sexual abuse, or neglect. The more adverse […]

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Get on Board: Lead Your Organization into the Future

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

At a time when nearly one in eight human service nonprofits is technically insolvent, effective board leadership has never been more critical. The situation is especially dire for nonprofit behavioral health organizations – their very survival and the health and well-being of the individuals they serve depends on their ability to pivot successfully in a […]

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Safe Injection Sites: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

In the game of “good idea, bad idea,” it seems no one is neutral about supervised consumption facilities, also called safe injection sites. Proponents say people can’t recover from a substance use problem if they’re dead, and supervised consumption facilities have been proven to keep them alive. Safe injection sites are facilities where people can […]

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