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Confronting the Opioid Epidemic – A Comprehensive Treatment Approach

Behavioral Health News, Fall (2) 2017 By Justin Mitchell, VP, Director of Residential Services & Daphne Juste, Clinical Support Coordinator   With more than 60,000 opioid overdose deaths nationally in 2016, a multi-pronged treatment approach is necessary to address the worst drug crisis in American history.

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Investing in a Professional, Caring, and Mission-driven Workforce

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEWS  By Staff Writer Odyssey House The behavioral health care workforce is one of the fastest growing in the country. Projections for 2020, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, forecast a significant rise in employment for substance abuse and mental health counselors with a 36% increase from…

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Preparing for Managed Care: Staff Credentialing, Evidence-Based Practices, and Fiscal Systems

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEWS By Gary Harmon, PhD Vice President, Director of Research & Grants, and Peter Provet, PhD President & CEO, Odyssey House For decades, behavioral health (BH) professionals have fought for the right to have mental health (MH) and substance use disorders (SUD) regulated in a similar manner as medical/surgical…

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Total Wellness: The Key to Behavioral Health

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEWS By Peter Provet, Ph.D. President & CEO Odyssey House The term “behavioral health” is often used to describe the connection between behavior and the health and well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. Substance use disorders, mental illness, homelessness – these are all behavioral health problems…

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