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  1. Ascension, Acadia plan joint venture to expand behavioral services

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Acadia Healthcare and St. Louis-based Ascension are planning a joint venture to expand behavioral health capacity in Texas. 
  2. Opioid treatment center opens in Ohio

    The Community Health Alliance has opened an opioid treatment center in Middletown, Ohio, ABC affiliate WPCO reported Jan. 8.
  3. California city launches mobile mental health unit

    Santa Monica, Calif., has launched its mobile mental health unit program for city residents, The Santa Monica Daily Press reported Jan. 9.

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  1. Why addiction treatment for teens is expensive, hard to find

    Residential addiction treatment for teenagers is difficult to come by despite demand, according to a study published Jan. 8 in Health Affairs.
  2. Illinois behavioral health center adds adult services

    The Griffin Williamson Campus of Rosecrance, an addiction treatment provider in Rockford, Ill., has launched an adult residential program, CBS affiliate WIFR reported Jan. 8. 
  3. Universal Health Services announces advisory board for veteran support initiative

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services has formed an advisory board for its Patriot Support Programs initiative.
  4. Cerebral to pay restitution to thousands of consumers

    Cerebral, a behavioral telehealth company, will pay more than 16,000 consumers restitution for allegedly violating New York laws by making it difficult to cancel subscriptions to the platform. 

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  1. Average cost of an addiction medicine doctor visit by state

    Alaska is the most expensive state for addiction medicine doctor visits while Iowa is the cheapest, according to recent data from insurance company Sidecar Health.
  2. Addiction treatment center opens in Ohio

    Belharmon Recovery Services has opened in Barnesville, Ohio, The Intelligencer reported Jan. 8.
  3. Gateway Foundation appoints director of development

    Ave Marie Costa has been appointed director of development of the Gateway Foundation, a substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment organization.
  4. Ozempic, Wegovy not tied to increased risk of suicidal thoughts

    Individuals taking GLP-1 drugs Ozempic and Wegovy had a slightly lower incidence of suicidal ideation than those taking other forms of weight loss drugs, a study published Jan. 5 in Nature found. 

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  1. Oregon insurers will put $25M in 'record' profits to youth behavioral health beds

    Oregon Medicaid insurers will invest $25 million in projects to add additional residential treatment spaces for youth in the state. 
  2. The 15 least expensive states for psychotherapy

    Here are the 15 least expensive states for a psychotherapy session by average cash price, according to recent data from insurance company Sidecar Health:
  3. The 15 most expensive states for psychotherapy

    Here are the 15 most expensive states, including the District of Columbia, for a psychotherapy session by average cash price, according to recent data from insurance company Sidecar Health:
  4. The 15 most expensive states to visit a family therapist

    Here are the 15 most expensive states to visit a family therapist by average cash price, according to recent data from insurance company Sidecar Health.
  5. The 15 least expensive states to visit a family therapist

    Here are the 15 least expensive states to visit a family therapist in by average cash price, according to recent data from insurance company Sidecar Health:
  6. US virtual mental health services market to reach $2.9B by 2028

    The U.S. virtual mental health services market is forecasted to hit $2.88 billion by 2028.
  7. The best states for access to therapy

    Hawaii is the best state for access to psychotherapy, according to an analysis from Milliman. 
  8. Tricare falling short on mental health parity, report finds

    Tricare, which provides health coverage for military personnel, dependents and retirees, may be falling short on some of its behavioral health goals, a report from the Government Accountability Office found. 
  9. NYC Health + Hospitals to receive training on LGBTQ-affirming therapy

    NYC Health + Hospitals has partnered with the Institute for Human Identity to develop a training program focused on affirming therapy for LGBTQ+ patients.

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