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Affordable Care Act

Medicaid Loophole Restricts Critical Coverage for Many Addicts

By Paul Gaita

The states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are scrambling to provide treatment for addicts. MORE  

Aren't All Lives Worth Saving?

By Dean Dauphinais

Drug overdoses now kill more people in the United States annually than motor vehicle crashes. MORE  

Outdated Federal Policy Restricts In-Patient Treatment at Rehabs

By Paul Gaita

Because of a decades-old policy that limits the number of beds per facility, patients are being turned away from rehab centers despite qualifying for treatment under the ACA. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 1, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

President Obama eliminates drug treatment from ACA, crystal meth smuggled in teddy bears, teens now smoking coffee, and woman poisons husband with antifreeze. MORE  

ACA May Cause Washington Recovery Programs to Shutter

By Paul Gaita

Many not-for-profit agencies may be forced to cut back, sell assets, or even close altogether now that federal funding has assumed control of their budgets. MORE  

Glaxo Announces Plan to Stop Paying Doctors to Push Drugs

By Allison McCabe

The drug giant has paid $3 billion in fines and also faces bribery charges in China, but company execs deny this has anything to do with making the modest change. MORE  

Inside the Addiction Drug Pipeline

By Raphael Rosen

Over the next decade, new treatments are likely to include "cocktails" of two or three old drugs and possibly a treatment vaccine. Why is the drug pipeline for this major public health problem stuck at a trickle?  MORE  

Online Addiction Therapy Can Go Viral

By Stanton Peele

At a time when diagnoses are set to increase, I'm working to establish online treatment. Some doubt the value of Internet programs, but their reach is unparalleled and evidence suggests they can work. MORE  

Will Insured Addicts Overwhelm the System?

By Chrisanne Grise

Millions of addicts will soon become eligible for health insurance, but the system may not be able to treat them all. MORE  

"Obama-care" Exposes Big Pharma's Dollars to Doctors

By Walter Armstrong

Obama'a new healthcare bill casts new light on a shadowy subject: Big Pharma's longtime practice of paying millions in bribes to physicians.  MORE  

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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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