Supreme Court Decision “Extremely Uplifting” for Substance Abuse Field, Expert Says

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is extremely uplifting for the substance abuse field, according to A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, CEO of the Treatment Research Institute and former Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Dr. McLellan called this “the beginning of a new era in prevention, early intervention and office based care for patients who are not addicted – but whose drinking, smoking, and use of other substances is harming their health and compromising the effectiveness of the care they are receiving for other illnesses and conditions.”

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/addiction/supreme-court-decision-%E2%80%9Cextremely-uplifting%E2%80%9D-for-substance-abuse-field-expert-says

Source: JoinTogether.org – June 29, 2012

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