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 […]

‘Groundswell’ of States Pursue Medicaid for Incarcerated People Pre-Release After California’s Success

A slew of states are pursuing Medicaid coverage for incarcerated populations ahead of their release from prison as a means to address substance use disorders.  In Jan. of 2023, California received federal approval to provide people in correctional facilities with Medicaid services before their release. One year later, a “groundswell” of other states seek to […]

New HHS Rule Strengthens Confidentiality Protections for Patients with SUD

Substance use disorder (SUD) providers will soon be subject to new, strengthened confidentiality protections.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a final rule that modifies patient record regulations to bolster confidentiality requirements and ease the integration of behavioral health information with other medical records.  The new rule overhauls the confidentiality protections […]

Cannabis-Related Emergency Department Visits Increased Nearly 50%

The rate of cannabis-induced and cannabis-involved disorder emergency department (ED) visits rose nearly 50% between 2019 and 2020, according to a new study by Truveta Research. Despite this trend, clinicians may not feel empowered to treat cannabis-related conditions. The medical community uses the term cannabis-induced ED to describe what is known as cannabis-induced psychosis. Cannabis-involved […]

Future-Proofing Addiction Treatment Must Include Tech, Leadership, Care Continuum

The substance use disorder (SUD) industry has dramatically changed in recent years, adjusting to new technology, regulations and medications. The SUD platform of the future will take into account trends with payers and technology, industry insiders told Addiction Treatment Business, and continually re-educate itself on the best treatment modalities. Still, future-proofing SUD providers must keep […]

Mom-And-Pop Addiction Treatment Provider BRC Healthcare Shutters 3 Years After PE Takeover

Private equity-backed addiction treatment provider BRC Healthcare has closed down its operations The Manor, Texas-based organizations shuttered on Jan. 15. The company and its investors have not responded to several requests for comment. BRC Healthcare’s closure announcement says its sober living brand, Segue Recovery, will continue to operate under new ownership but doesn’t detail the […]

Talkspace Partners with Bicycle Health to Break Down Barriers to Mental Health and Addiction Care

Virtual mental health provider Talkspace (Nasdaq: TALK) has inked a deal with digital addiction operator Bicycle Health to provide both companies’ patients with access to both therapy and opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. More than 21 million adults have both a mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD), according to the 2022 National Survey on […]