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How Obamacare Is Killing AA’s Membership

By Matthew Leichter

Under Obamacare, insurance will only pay for evidence-based treatment. Consequently, rehabs are eliminating 12-step groups in favor of harm reduction and other statistically strong methods. MORE  

What's Up, Doc?

By Amy Dresner

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist. MORE  

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  

The Effect of ObamaCare on Treatment

By Marissa Rosado

The Affordable Care Act has gotten a lot of attention since it was first introduced, but how does it change options for treating substance abuse? The Fix offers some practical information. 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Outdated Federal Policy Restricts In-Patient Treatment at Rehabs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  

Morning Roundup: March 31, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Fourth person dies in SXSW crash, naked man on cocaine found riding tricycle, Philly bans e-cigs in public, and drunk hockey referee has fun on the ice. 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  

Obamacare Rolls Out, Transforming Addiction Coverage

By Michael Dhar

Despite the controversy, Obamacare will really change people's lives—including addicts, who can look forward to treatment coverage beginning this year. 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  

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