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Field Reports

  • SAMHSA creates the Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) to address behavioral health concerns facing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in the US. The OTAP will serve as the point of contact for tribal governments, tribal organizations, federal departments and agencies, and other governments and agencies. Read more by clicking here


  • Promises Austin, a holistic addiction treatment center near Austin, Texas, welcomes Craig Franke, MD, back as medical director. His experience is in treating addiction, trauma, and mental health issues at various hospitals and treatment centers. Read more by clicking here


  • Caron Treatment Centers welcomes David Rotenberg as executive vice president of treatment at the Pennsylvania location. Rotenberg has been with Caron since August 1996 and has served in several positions and led the development of the adolescent and young adult programs. Read more by clicking here


  • Hazelden Betty Ford unveils the Nurses Professionals Program, a special adjunct of the Health Care Professionals Program that will specifically address the needs of nurses suffering from substance abuse. The program is a Twelve Step, evidence-based treatment program tailored to meet the specific needs of recovering nurses. Read more by clicking here



  • Ever Changing Minds (ECM) announces its new online network, which will allow patients to choose from a community of counselors and therapists without worrying about location. Cofounders Ilene Strauss, PhD, and Michael Harris, LMHC, CET, have made ECM’s services more accessible and convenient to provide better online counseling services. Read more by clicking here


  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) is announcing that certification, registration, and membership fees will be waived for all addiction and other drug professionals in California if they sign up before January 1, 2015. Read more by clicking here


  • Rogers Memorial Hospital welcomes Cuong Chi Tieu, MD, as the new medical director to its Child Center in Oconomowoc, WI. Dr. Tieu specializes in treating children and adolescents with emotional, learning, and/or behavioral difficulties and is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry. Read more by clicking here


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