- Inability to pay
- Lack of insurance
- Having insurance that didn’t cover substance abuse treatment services
One of President Obama’s goals was to provide individual states and local governments with the resources needed to remove barriers and expand access.
“People need access to high-quality, comprehensive health care if they’re really going to deal with these issues.”
~Michael Botticelli, former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
But the new administration has proposed a new health care plan and budget cuts that could potentially halt or even reverse, that progress. For example, there is currently talk of cutting nearly 95% of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s budget. Richard Baum, the ONDCP’s acting director, recently called the proposed cuts “heartbreaking”.
What Does All This Mean for YOU?
If you are struggling with an addictive disorder, the smartest thing to do may be to get help NOW, before proposals become policy, funding is lost, and valuable benefits are taken away.
Lasting Recovery, located conveniently in San Diego, is one of the leading alcohol and drug rehab programs in Southern California. If you or a family member is struggling with addiction, contact Lasting Recovery today for a confidential assessment.