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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.

Is the Problem Cultural Incompetence or Racism?

Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

    Behavioral health providers hear the call for culturally competent and responsive services. But, there’s another important call to action less discussed — the disparities caused by racism. There is a rising tide of public awareness about the effect of racial bias on public services and the lives of people of color. News stories […]

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Don’t Drift Downstream

June 16, 2015 | Healthcare | Substance Use | Comments
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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Recently, a friend of mine told me a story about his uncle Mike, who loves to escape to his “man cave,” watch football, and have a few brews. One night, as Mike came downstairs from a visit to the bathroom, he lost his footing, stumbled down three stairs, and broke his leg. While Mike got […]

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The Epidemic Hiding in Your Living Room

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Nearly a third of people who use drugs for the first time begin by using a prescription drug non-medically, and data suggests that one in 15 people who take non-medical prescription pain relievers will try heroin within 10 years. In 2014, I wrote about the difficulties policymakers are having coming to terms with the prescription […]

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous Irrational?

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

It’s important when an article cuts through the noise and provokes our thinking. Last month it was a JAMA opinion piece, Bring Back the Asylum. This month, the most recent issue of The Atlantic includes the article, The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the three authors of Bring Back the Asylum, is […]

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eCigarettes: Harmful or Helpful?

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Despite knowing the dangers of smoking and losing my father and grandfather to lung cancer, I smoked for 25 years.  It took me 10 years of trying to finally quit. My husband has been on his journey even longer. Most recently, he began using eCigarettes as his newest weapon in what has been a long, […]

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Investing in addiction treatment is good policy

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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Just as this nation launched national campaigns to promote seat-belts and reduce smoking, we need a sustained, comprehensive effort to make treatment available to all who need it. I urge policymakers in Washington to support the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program. Let’s turn the tide together.

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