The Republican venture to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with their own American Health Care Act (AHCA) is back on the agenda. An updated version of the bill that failed in March was adopted in the House of Representatives by the slimmest of margins. Addiction professionals fear it will decimate access to addiction treatment.
Despite decades of research, the high prevalence of relapse to substance use disorders (SUDs) continues to challenge people in recovery and addiction professionals. Addiction is a chronic disease that is difficult to control, making relapse prevention a crucial element of any effective recovery program.