Identifiable Risk Factors After multiple instances of mass violence in the past year (Dallas, Orlando, San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, and Charleston, to name but a few), the ability to identify and treat individuals who are predisposed to violent behaviors is more vital than ever. Unfortunately, even mental health professionals are not very good at predicting …
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Since the passage of federal health care reform earlier this year – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL  111-148) and the companion Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (PL  111-143) – many in the addiction treatment field have been wondering what kind of impact this will have on the delivery of substance abuse …
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It’s been a very long road, but the addiction and mental health fields have cleared another hurdle with the recent release of federal rules that define how mental health and addiction parity must be implemented. Interim final rules jointly issued by the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department …
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