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Compass: Don't cut residential treatment for addicts
We hope our legislators will reconsider the cuts to the state Behavioral Health grants that fund residential addiction treatment. Alaska has startlingly high rates of addiction and cutting funding for residential substance abuse treatment when Alaska …
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Growth in Treatment Has Led to More Innovation
The recently implemented Affordable Care Act is the third transformative policy for addiction treatment. It defines care for substance use disorders as an essential health care benefit and fully incorporates the standards set by the mental health …
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Letter: Substance abuse treatment programs need funding
Cutting funding for residential substance abuse treatment when Alaska continues to have high rates of alcoholism and substance abuse disorders is not appropriate. 2. Residential substance abuse treatment reduces incarceration/corrections budgets. Do …
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Barnstable County Correction Facility lauded for substance abuse treatment
The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility received high praise this week. According to a BCCF release, the facility has been chosen, along with five others, as a model for the treatment of …
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Chris Brown arrested again, discharged from rehab
Brandlin said last month that Brown should stay at the Malibu treatment facility for substance abuse and anger management because he was doing well in the court-ordered program and it gave him an "adequate safety net." In 2009, Brown was sentenced to …
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Markey Calls For Expanded Treatment To Address Drug Abuse Crisis
Senator Markey wants an expanded effort to prevent overdose deaths, increased availability of treatment for drug addiction, and to speed the rollout of new and improved treatments. " We have to get at this issue and do it soon, because it has already …
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Budget cuts target residential addiction treatment centers
Budget cuts in residential substance abuse treatment would cost the state more over the long term, according to mental health professionals and addicts. A legislative subcommittee has proposed a $ 2.04 million reduction to inpatient programs that treat …
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Colorado Sets Example for Handling Legal Marijuana Laws
The governor also wants to use $ 7 million to create room for 105 more people in residential substance abuse treatment centers. ‚ÄúVoters and state lawmakers around the country are watching how this system unfolds in Colorado, and the prospect of …
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Residential drug treatment center spurs protest
ST. GEORGE, Utah A group of protesters picketed outside a new residential drug addiction treatment facility in St. George, citing concerns over safety and declining home values. Residents, who held placards during Saturday's protest, say they're all …
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Jack Conway: Settlement against drug firms must fund Ky. drug treatment
We will use $ 560,000 over two years to create 14 recovery homes for people completing and transitioning out of residential substance abuse treatment programs. … Finally, we will use $ 6 million to administer and upgrade KASPER, Kentucky's electronic …
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