Addiction now Defined as Brain Disorder

About time! Since it is a chronic disease, it must be treated over a lifetime. Therefore, private insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare must stop limiting coverage of treatment to 60 days per year. Our non-profit, the Opioid Crisis Action Network, has called for a continuum of care and coverage of at least 90 days. Treatment for chronic diseases are not cut off after an arbitrary number of days of treatment. Whatever it takes! PA Act 106 must be updated immediately. It is time to get serious about eliminating barriers to treatment.