The National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), under a sub-contract from DSG (Disability Specialty Group) for SAMHSA’s Recovery to Practice Initiative, has recently completed a “situational analysis” of the recovery workforce. The analysis provides a snapshot of how the addiction profession currently views and uses the concepts, services, and practices of recovery. NAADAC will buildContinue Reading.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Facility recognized for its unique approach to employee retention
An article published in the Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly newsletter highlighted Day One, a residential and outpatient addiction treatment organization that’s based in South Portland, Maine. The facility is unique in that some of its management staff has been with the organization for more than 35 years. Additionally, clinical staff turnover has been relativelyContinue Reading.
Declining number of psychiatry students is cause for concern
Even though the percentage of psychiatric residents from U.S. allopathic schools choosing psychiatry as a specialty increased slightly last year (up 0.3 percent to 616), the increase does not keep pace with the ever-increasing number of people living in the U.S. with psychiatric conditions. These U.S. graduates filled only 50 percent of available psychiatry residencyContinue Reading.
Core competencies for integrated behavioral health and primary care authored by Annapolis Coalition
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions engaged the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce, in consultation with content experts and leaders from across the nation to develop Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Healthcare and Primary Care. Integrated care providers can use the report’s competencies, organized in nine categories, to shape workforce training, informContinue Reading.