Commentary: Changing Your Personal Narrative in Recovery
It’s a common misconception among those entering treatment that their goal is to stop drinking or using. However, ending your substance use is the beginning of a much longer journey.
Trying to keep up with alcohol policy changes in your state or to compare policy changes across multiple states through 2009? The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) is the resource for you.
Sponsored by The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the National Institutes of Health and developed by the The CDM Group, Inc., among others, APIS now includes 34 policy changes across 29 policy areas made in 2009.
According to APIS, many of the states’ 2009 policy changes are consistent with reducing both underage drinking and its consequences, and alcohol-related death and injury in the general population. Highlights include:
Health Insurance Loss Due to Intoxication (UPPL Laws)
Health Insurance Parity for Alcohol-Related Treatment
Want more information? Check out the APIS website.