Defining the Addiction Treatment Gap: Data Summary
The March 2010 passage of health care reform means that millions of Americans will have insurance coverage for addiction treatment as part of their basic benefit package. This represents a major step forward in making addiction treatment part of a comprehensive approach to integrated health care.
Federal and state regulators are now tasked with translating and implementing that vision by defining what will be included in the addiction treatment benefit for both public and private insurance. For the promise of this historic opportunity to be realized, a meaningful addiction treatment benefit will include a full continuum of effective, integrated treatment practices.
This summary of data related to drug and alcohol addiction and treatment is designed to provide a statistical context for efforts to close America's addiction treatment gap, including the design of an addiction treatment benefit as part of health care reform implementation.
Harm Reduction for All
A Lifesaving Loan: A New Investment to Help Curb the U.S. Overdose Crisis
For over a decade, the small Remedy Alliance nonprofit has revolutionized providing lifesaving healthcare for people who use drugs. Our new investment will help the group increase access to the overdose antidote naloxone.
Three Decades of Drug Policy Reform Work
Over the past 30 years, Open Society has been the largest philanthropic supporter of efforts to reform drug policy and promote harm reduction around the world. This is a timeline of the Foundations’ pathbreaking work.
WAR IS OVER?
How the United States Fueled a Global Drug War, and Why It Must End
As U.S. domestic drug policy reform gains momentum, it is time the United States makes a concerted effort to de-escalate the failed war on drugs elsewhere.