Some insurance companies may cover substance abuse treatment. The vast majority will provide far too little help for their insured addicts.  That is a hard reality for addicts to face.  It is one reason among many others,  that reform and public acceptance of treatment is needed.    Here is a look at common discrimination practiced by the insurance industry as it is related to treatment for drug addiction.  View it in an HBO.com piece entitled “Can’t Get Treatment Through Your Health Insurance Plan”. Also check out the rest of HBO.com’s film series on addiction. The website CHOOSE HELP goes on to talk about affordability and other options for treatment.

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