The Alliance for the Adoption of Innovations in Medicine (Aimed Alliance), a not-for-profit organization seeking to improve healthcare in the US, today called for increased access to treatments for individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). According to a recent government survey, less than one in five of the 22.5 million people in America who need treatment for alcohol or illicit drug use, actually receive it. Stacey L. Worthy, Director of Public Policy at the Aimed Alliance, called on third-party payers to continue expanding access to treatments for these people or risk facing enforcement actions.
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