Category: Medi-Cal

States Are Transforming the Way They Treat Drug Addicts

Governing By Anna Gorman Breann Johnson stopped using heroin on Mother’s Day this year, determined to end her 13-year addiction. Days later, she began three months of residential treatment in Riverside, Calif. — all paid for by California’s Medicaid program. Johnson, who has two young sons, said other inpatient drug rehab programs had refused to accept …

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