NextGen Healthcare

Crisis Management and Practice Transformation in the COVID Era: Working in the “Neutral Zone”

In his landmark work on organizational transitions, William Bridges uniquely explains how external change gives rise to an internal transition process (W.Bridges, Transitions, 25th Anniversary 2017). He names the time between an ending but before a new beginning the “neutral zone,” which is...

Talking with Teens in Residential Treatment During COVID-19: The Opportunity in The Crisis

Teenagers who make the bold decision to enter a residential treatment program for their mental health and substance use disorders are a unique subset of the adolescent population. They are a group of young people who have committed to temporarily separating from their families, schools, communities...

Taking Care of Our Recovery Professionals

Drug addiction is a disease that needs to be treated and talked about like any other disease. The devastating opioid epidemic that has left no community untouched has only heightened the conversation, as treatment professionals and advocates engage policymakers, researchers and communities-in-need,...

Meeting the Workforce Challenge at Outreach

As behavioral health care providers confront the unrelenting opioid epidemic, in an environment of rapidly evolving reforms in health delivery and payment systems, one theme continues to resonate: the importance of a vital workforce. It comes as no surprise that compounding the reality of systems...