Substance Abuse

Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.


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Brain Imaging Study at SLU Shows Effects of Combat

Dr. Tyler Roskos says veterans who suffered blast injuries have changes in brain tissue that are still apparent years after.


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Rams Player Suspended For Substance Abuse Violation

Rokevious Watkins must sit out 2013 season-opener, team announced Wednesday.


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Missouri Lawmakers Approve Veterans Court Bill

Lawmakers have approved legislation allowing the expansion of special courts to handle current and former military personnel.


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Study: Level of Military Substance Abuse Now a ‘Public Health Crisis,’ Pentagon Care Outdated

Abusing alcohol and drugs has been part of military culture historically: troops do it for fun, to ease the stresses of war or to be part of the brotherhood.


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New Study on Early Substance Abuse

“Particularly the early substance use is likely to have very long term effects on educational attainment…”


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Blagojevich Looking for a Special Deal or Really Addicted:

One of Illinois’ leaders in the field of substance abuse treatment says it’s too early to criticize.


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