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Mental health and addiction

News related to mental health and addiction

National Council Joins Others in Urging State Substance Abuse Agencies to Support Recovery Housing

May 18, 2017

The National Council, alongside the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR), urged State Substance Abuse (SSA) directors to support recovery housing as part of their Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) program in a letter last week. Recovery residences are safe, healthy, and substance-free living environments that support individuals in recovery from addiction. Recognizing that recovery housing is an essential resource for helping individuals achieve long-term recovery, the National Council calls upon SSAs to invest Opioid STR funding in recovery housing and support recovery houses that uphold national recovery housing quality standards.

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By Andrew Kitchenman, NJSpotlight.com | February 9, 2015

Experts: Bridging gap requires better cooperation and communication between insurer and providers and with patients about mental-health and addiction services

Not enough New Jerseyans who need treatment for mental illnesses and addiction are receiving adequate and timely help.

But the situation could improve drastically if healthcare providers and insurers work together more effectively to reach patients, according to experts examining the issue.

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