DRUG REHAB: Does it Work? Statistics are vague
by Martin E. Sturman, MD
I’m not drinking any more.
Of course, I’m not drinking any less.”
- Henny Youngman
Last year Congress passed the mental health parity law requiring for the first time that insurers cover mental health, including addiction treatment, at parity with physical illness. The yearly cost to state and federal governments of substance abuse treatment has been more than $15 billion, and to insurers another $5 billion for over four million people. Thanks to this new law, the cost will rise precipitously.
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