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The Road to Recovery - Treatment and Recovery in Behavioral Health for American with Disabilities

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Persons with disabilities in our society experience substance use and mental disorders at a relatively high rates, yet special challenges exist for those who want to access and use treament and recovery support services. The American with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities, but how does this protection apply in providing treatment and recovery services for individuals with substance use and mental disorders?  What are the barriers to access that disabled persons face and how can these barriers be overcome?

The Road to Recovery - Recovery Support: What It Means for People With Substance Use and Mental Disorders

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With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as health reform, important and far-reaching changes are underway in our Nation's health system.

The Road to Recovery - Prevention and Early intervention for Substance Use and Mental Disorders: What's Working, What's Needed?

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Preventing substance abuse and mental disorders is critical, and early intervention and treatment is essential to avoid devastating impact and reduce the high cost to society. What really works in prevention and early intervention? How can prevention and early intervention strategies and services be coordinated more effectively with treatment and recovery services? What role does prevention and eraly intervention play in a recovery-oriented system of care? What happens when someone is identified with a substance use or mental disorder?

The Road to Recovery - Embracing Diversity - Crossing Barriers to Deliver Treatment to Everyone

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Addiction is not limited to any one race, religion, creed, or lifestyle.  Fortunately, neither are treatment and recovery services.  Achieving long-term recovery is often dependent on finding personalized treatment and recovery services that meet the specic individual's cultural, religious, or lifestyle needs.

The Lucky Man

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When you have everything to live for, but time runs out? An Emmy-winning film maker dying from ALS documents the last two year of his life.