The affordable care act and treatment for "substance use disorders:" implications of ending segregated behavioral healthcare

J Subst Abuse Treat. May-Jun 2014;46(5):541-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2014.02.001. Epub 2014 Feb 25.


The Affordable Care Act (2010) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (2008) are expected to transform substance abuse prevention and treatment in the United States. In this paper, we outline the potential disruption to the existing specialty care delivery system, and describe the opportunities for treatment providers and health services researchers.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / economics
  • Delivery of Health Care / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / economics
  • Substance-Related Disorders / prevention & control
  • Substance-Related Disorders / therapy*
  • United States