Alcohol-Related Deaths Spike By 29% in US, But Opioid Crisis Overshadows Alcohol Use Disorder

Want to read more content like this? Subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business today! The number of people who died from alcohol-related reasons per year increased by more than 40,000 within six years, new CDC data revealed. Yet, alcohol use disorder (AUD) remains overlooked in the substance use disorder (SUD) industry, which is laser-focused on the […]

Medicaid Redeterminations Sunk UHS’ Child, Teen Behavioral Offerings in 2023

Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) saw its behavioral health services for children and teens take a downward turn in the latter half of 2023.  The company attributes its child and adolescent business declines to Medicaid redeterminations. Despite softness in residential and adolescent segments, UHS experienced “robust” demand for its behavioral health services in Q4 of […]

Clinicians ‘Don’t Know What They’re Fighting’ in Battle Against Overdose Deaths

In case you missed it, Behavioral Health Business has launched a new specialty publication for professionals in the substance use disorder space. You can subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business here: Subscribe today! The overdose epidemic has been split into three “waves,” characterized by prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl. A new, “fourth wave” of the overdose […]

Bridging the Gap: Behavioral Health Coaches Serve Unmet Need, But May Need Standardization 

In case you missed it, Behavioral Health Business has launched a new specialty publication for professionals in the substance use disorder space. You can subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business here: Subscribe today! The health coaching industry was initially focused on fitness and lifestyle goals but is now a common service line in the behavioral health […]

88% of Addiction Treatment Provider Groups Recover Together’s Contracts Utilize Value-Based Care

Almost 90% of opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment provider Groups Recover Together’s new payer contracts included a value-based care element. This starkly contrasts the vast majority of SUD providers, which still use the fee-for-service model. Value-based care can align payers’ and providers’ interests, encourage providers to provide the most effective pathways to treatment and result […]

Spring Health Partners with 2Morrow to Launch New Smoking Cessation Program

Want to read more content like this? Subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business today! A new partnership between Spring Health and 2Morrow Health will bring 2Morrow Health’s behavioral-based smoking cessation program into the Spring Health platform. Almost 30 million adults in the U.S. are current tobacco smokers, and smoking employees cost employers an average of $5,800 […]

Teens Turn to Substances to Relieve Stress, Putting Them at Risk in Adulthood

Want to read more content like this? Subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business today! Substance use during adolescence can be a crucial indicator of behavioral health issues in adulthood. Data shows more than two million adolescents aged 12 to 17 report using drugs within the last month. A new CDC study found that the most commonly reported […]

SUD Treatment Providers Embrace Alternative Payment Models, Ditch Fee-For-Service

Want to read more content like this? Subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business today! Fee-for-service reimbursement models have contributed to a fragmented behavioral health industry. Substance use disorder (SUD) providers are set to evolve current reimbursement models to alternative payment systems in 2024. Alternative payment models, which include risk-bearing, bundled payments and shared savings, offer a brighter […]

‘Pandora’s Box Is Open’: The Future of the Behavioral Health Industry Includes AI-Powered Chatbots

In case you missed it, Behavioral Health Business has launched a new specialty publication for professionals in the substance use disorder space. You can subscribe to Addiction Treatment Business here: Subscribe today! A “pocket penguin” tells you that you are loved, cherished and cared for. This isn’t a child’s TV show, it’s a mental health chatbot. […]