Heroin Addicts Who Want Help Likely to Be Denied by Insurers

Heroin addicts who want help likely to be denied by insurers
“A lot of these heroin users now have families, and the insurers aren't looking at them the same way as someone who's homeless or living in a drug house,” said Robert Lebman, president of Huther Doyle, an addiction treatment center in Rochester. (Page … Read more on Elmira Star-Gazette

Massachusetts Law Would Allow Access to Addiction Treatment
“For nonviolent offenders, treatment should always be an option,” said Pax Prentiss, CEO of Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. “At Passages, we've helped our clients stop using drugs and alcohol and return to living meaningful lives.” At Passages … Read more on PR Web (press release)

Mental health crisis team works to relieve pressure on the system
United Counseling Service announced last week that Anna Mattison is now emergency services manager for the agency's mobile crisis team as well as the Battelle House, a six-bed crisis center on Dewey Street. Mattison has … Funding for the mobile … Read more on Brattleboro Reformer

Jake Gyllenhaal On Drinking Wine, Meeting His Lookalike, Then Coming Up
Jake Gyllenhaal is pretty much the ideal candidate for a film interview. For what I do for a living, there's nothing worse than an actor who sleepwalks his or her way through an interview (though, considering how many he or she are often subjected to … Read more on Huffington Post