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Addictions & Substance Use

National Council Staff, Members Testify at Congressional Hearings on Mental Health

This week, several congressional committees held hearings on the U.S. mental healthcare system. The National Council congratulates our staff and members who testified at these [...]

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Assessing and Improving Medication Adherence

Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act are designed to promote quality improvement and improve health outcomes. Research indicates that poor medication adherence can be an obstacle to these [...]

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Deficit Reduction and Behavioral Health: What You Need to Know Now

As many of you know, a select group of legislators is currently debating a plan to make massive cuts to federal spending over the next [...]

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Coalition for Whole Health Urges Inclusion of Comprehensive Substance Use and Mental Health Services in Essential Benefits

The Coalition for Whole Health, a national coalition of addictions and mental health organizations of which the National Council is a member, has submitted recommendations [...]

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Affordable Care Act Prevention Grants Will Support SBIRT, Tobacco Cessation

The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it was awarding $137 million for programs to strengthen local programs supported through the Substance [...]

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How Do Parity and Health Reform Affect Insurance Coverage of Tobacco Cessation?

A new fact sheet from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium describes how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity [...]

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Size Matters at Hill Day 2011, by Bill Kyles

We are lucky enough to be joined today by Bill Kyles, President and CEO of Comprehensive Mental Health Services and Board Chair of the National [...]

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Number of Older Adults Treated for Substance Abuse Rises

Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s most recent Treatment Episode Data Set indicate that the number of older adults admitted to [...]

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Addictions News Now, September 2010

Click here to read the full online edition of Addictions News Now Dear Readers: I am not sure how Martha Wash and the Weather Girls [...]

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Fact Sheet Examines Issues in Providing Mental Health/Addictions Services to Soldiers and Veterans

The National Council has released a fact sheet detailing the major issues facing active-duty soldiers, veterans, and their families in seeking mental health and addictions [...]

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