Teens with Addiction Have Few Recovery Programs

Deborah Scott’s 13-year-old daughter had been receiving hospital treatment for heroin addiction for 20 days when a representative from her insurance company called to say they would no longer cover the treatment. “There is no other disorder or disease that is as undertreated in adolescents as substance use disorders,” says Samuel Ball, president and CEO of CASAColumbia, an organization that researches addiction and treatments.

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