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    News from Polaris

    Since Polaris Health Directions first opened its door in 1997, the companny has been making waves in the field of outcomes management. Here you will find press releases and news on the company and the tireless efforts of its employees to advance understanding of what works when it comes to addressing behavioral health and advancing integrated behavioral and medical care. If you are a member of the press, and would like to speak to someone at Polaris, please e-mail us at

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    Polaris Awarded Grant to Improve Patient Engagement in Treatment for Chemical Dependency 

    Langhorne, PA (August 6, 2012)- Polaris Health Directions has been at the forefront of developing technology to improve substance abuse treatment outcomes for more than a decade. With new funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the company, in partnership with the New Hope Foundation, is now preparing to refine its chemical dependency outcomes management system, Polaris-CD, to predict and improve engagement rates in treatment--integral to positive outcomes. Experts on Motivational Enhancement Therapy from Yale University are also collaborating.

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    Polaris Substance Abuse Assessment System Identifies Spike in Drug Abuse Among Heavy Drinkers

    It is not uncommon for alcohol and drug abuse to go hand-in-hand, but the scope of the problem may have increased recently. A yearly analysis of data collected using Polaris Health Directions’ chemical dependency outcomes assessment system, Polaris-CD, has revealed a significant increase in drug use among patients seeking treatment for alcohol problems in California.

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    Polaris President to Present at AHSR Conference  

    Polaris Health Directions President Grant Grissom will be presenting at the Addictions Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 7, 2004.

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    Polaris President Co-Authors Book Chapter on Polaris's CD System

    Grant Grissom, Ph.D., president of Polaris Health Directions, has co-authored a chapter in "The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Management, 3rd Edition." The text was edited by Mark E. Maruish.

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