Alcoholics Anonymous May Be Most Effective Path to Abstinence

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) may be the most effective path to abstinence for people with alcohol use disorder, according to a new analysis published Wednesday.  To reach their findings, the researchers reviewed 35 studies, which involved 145 scientists and 10,080 participants. They found that AA was almost always more effective than psychotherapy at helping people with […]

Movers & Shakers: Behavioral Hospital Replaces CEO After Controversy; New Directors at SUD Treatment Centers

Florida behavioral health hospital fills CEO, HR positions North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital has appointed Clint Hauger as its new CEO and Lorenzo Rivera as its new director of human resources. Hauger comes to position after former CEO Byron Coleman Jr. stepped down last December following allegations that he lacked proper qualifications for the job, […]

Senators Rally Behind Bills to Expand, Extend CCBHC Medicaid Demonstration

More than 80 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) advocates convened on Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge Congress to extend and expand the CCBHC Medicaid demonstration program. Specifically, they’re asking lawmakers to support the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (S. 824/H.R. 1767), which would expand the pilot by two years and […]

Lyra Health Raises $75M in Latest Funding Round

Burlingame, California-based Lyra Health, a behavioral health benefits provider for employers, has raised $75 million in its latest funding round, the company announced Wednesday. The Series C funding round was led by IVP, a late-stage venture capital and growth equity firm. Existing funders and new investor Meritech Capital Partners also contributed. The new money supplements […]

Coronavirus Concerns Shake Up Behavioral Health Industry, Could Boost Demand for Services

This week has been a rough one for U.S. stocks, with the S&P 500 halting trading twice and the Dow Jones Industrial Average experiencing its worst drop since 1987. Concerns over the coronavirus, or COVID-19, were largely to blame.  The market’s drop took behavioral health stocks down with it, with Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) […]

Digital Apps Can Help Yield Better Outcomes for Eating Disorder Patients

Patients recovering from eating disorders may benefit when traditional treatment is supplemented with the use of apps, a new study reports. The results, which were published by the American Journal of Psychiatry, could be of interest to eating disorder recovery providers looking for assistance in delivering better patient outcomes. For the study, researchers followed 225 […]

Transactions: Merger Forms ‘Top-Five’ Autism Provider; Discovery Behavioral Health’s Latest Acquisition

Autism treatment companies merge to form one of nation’s largest ABA providers PE-backed BlueSprig Pediatrics, a Houston-based provider of applied behavior analysis (ABA), has announced its purchase of Florida Autism Center and its Georgia brand Fusion Autism Center, creating a “top-five national provider” of autism services, according to a press release announcing the news. Terms […]

Telehealth OUD Treatment Just as Effective for Pregnant Women as In-Person Assistance

As telehealth services become a more widely available and accepted form of treatment, providers may find it useful in treating pregnant women battling opioid use disorder (OUD). In fact, OUD telemedicine treatment can be just as productive and successful as treatment patients might otherwise get in a clinic, new findings suggest. The study was published […]

Hopebridge CCO Shares Aggressive Growth Algorithm, ‘Grow-Your-Own’ Staffing Model

Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers, which is already one of the country’s largest autism treatment providers, is expanding its footprint even more in 2020. Indianapolis-based Hopebridge is a completely center-based provider of applied behavior analysis (ABA), diagnostics, occupational therapy and speech therapy. It serves children as young as 18 months and as old as 12 but […]

In the Pipeline: Oceans Healthcare’s Latest Facility; New Behavioral Health Hospitals

Opened Pyramid Healthcare opens second Georgia facility Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare has opened a new center in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, Georgia. The program provides intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment services to adults and adolescents. Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare also offers treatment services in a second Atlanta suburb in Johns Creek. Its […]