Practical Reviews

Addiction Is a Disease, Yet Access to Care Is Poor

Patients who become addicted to opioid medications need access to treatment. However, not all have insurance coverage for some of these treatment modalities. Do you foresee any changes in the insurance coverage for some of these patients, especially for longer rehabilitation treatment? Response: I hope so. This is an ethical and societal issue that must be addressed. In the short term, access to care and treatment for this condition are limited because of the lack of a unified appr more...
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