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Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity

July 25, 2016

Most people in the behavioral health industry know what the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act is, and those who are not aware will probably look at you as if you have five heads. It can be a complex … Continue reading

New DCF Rules Regarding Referrals to Recovery Residences

July 19, 2016

The Department of Children and Families of Florida (DCF) has recently implemented sweeping changes to the rules governing referrals to recovery residences. DCF has mandated that in order for addiction treatment centers to legally refer a client to a recovery … Continue reading

Naloxone – The New, Lifesaving Drug?

February 1, 2016

The opiate overdose epidemic has hit home on every level. On one hand, the news and entertainment industries have finally given the issue the respect and coverage it deserves. On the other hand, the problem has become so severe that … Continue reading

Surgeon General Announces a Breakthrough Report

November 20, 2015

The Surgeon General of the United States recently announced plans for the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on substance abuse, addiction and mental health. This is a groundbreaking and exciting time in the fight against substance abuse and mental health problems. … Continue reading

Disparities in Behavioral Health – An Analysis of a recent SAMHSA Report

August 31, 2015

To mark National Minority Health month in July, SAMHSA released a report on the disparities of behavioral health between ethnic groups in the United States. Using statistics from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an analysis … Continue reading

Marriage Reduces Heavy Drinking in Young Adults

August 19, 2015

A collaborative study between the University of Missouri and Arizona State University showed strong evidence that young adults significantly curbed their heavy drinking after getting married. This was especially apparent in those who had a severe drinking problem before they … Continue reading

The Scourge of Synthetic Marijuana

February 10, 2015

Of the 1.2 million Emergency Room visits related to illicit drugs in 2011, only 28,531 were related to synthetic marijuana or cannabinoids. It may not seem like a big number, but consider that in 2010 there were only 11,406. This … Continue reading

Most Who Drink Excessively Are Not Alcoholics

January 23, 2015

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, working alongside The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that 9 of 10 people who are considered excessive drinkers do not suffer from alcohol dependence. For the … Continue reading

The State of Substance Abuse in The US

December 8, 2014

To coincide with national recovery month the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA released a report on the breadth of substance abuse and mental illness in United States. The report shows both some alarming statistics as well … Continue reading

Make Every Month National Recovery Month

October 11, 2014

Celebrating its 25th year, SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month has become an invaluable tool to spread the word on recovery from alcohol and drugs. The Academy for Addiction Professionals was proud to be a National Recovery Month Planning Partner last month. … Continue reading

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