Addiction Treatment Providers Navigate Struggles, Present Solutions in Light of COVID-19

While it’s relatively easy to deliver mental health counseling remotely using telehealth, addiction treatment providers face more unique challenges in light of COVID-19. For those in substance use disorder (SUD) recovery, in-person touch points are especially important. Social contact helps reduce a person’s risk of relapse, and many people with SUD rely on the assistance […]

Quit Genius Scores $11 Million in Latest Funding Round

Quit Genius, a San Francisco-based digital provider of addiction treatment services, has raised $11 million in Series A funding, the company recently announced. The money brings the company’s total funding raised up to $13.6 million, according to the fundraising tracking website Crunchbase. The round was led by British venture capital firm Octopus Ventures. Founded in […]

DOJ Hasn’t Prosecuted Any Body Brokering Cases Since 2018 Law Passed

In spite of massive bipartisan legislation passed by Congress in 2018 to address the nation’s opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic and cut down on illegitimate practices, the Department of Justice (DOJ) hasn’t prosecuted a single “body-brokering” case. In the addiction treatment industry, body-brokering occurs when people — body brokers — seek out individuals with substance […]

Citing Coronavirus, Acadia Suspends Sale of UK Business

In light of COVID-19, Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) has temporarily suspended the sale of its U.K. business. Executives previously hinted proceeds from the sale would be used to help grow the U.S. arm of the business. While interest from potential buyers remains strong, the Franklin, Tennessee-based behavioral health provider will pause the sales process until […]

UHS, Acadia, Other Behavioral Providers Share COVID-19 Response Plans

Behavioral health providers around the country are doing their best to meet the need for services while also mitigating the risks surrounding COVID-19. For some, that means suspending visitation and leaning into telehealth, while for others it means taking things day-by-day and case-by-case. Here’s how the behavioral health industry is responding to the coronavirus pandemic. […]

In the Pipeline: New Behavioral Hospital in Midwest; Autism Centers Open

Opened Ohio children’s hospital unveils behavioral health center Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has opened a new building on its campus to provide behavioral health services to patients. Construction on the new facility cost $159 million, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Both Nationwide — the Fortune 500 insurer and financial services manager for which […]

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, […]