Substance Abuse and Recovery Bill Passes

August 14, 2014
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Substance abuse and recovery legislation has been passed by the Senate and House that will change the way Massachusetts will address and treat addicts and assist families that are dealing with the situation.

Senator Anthony Petrucelli and Representative Aaron Michlewitz who represent the North End supported the bill. Substance abuse does not discriminate it impacts on family members, neighbors and friends.

“The legislation creates a continuum of care that addresses the various stages of the recovery process and requires insurers to cover treatment services developed by licensed alcohol and drug counselors, a key provision in a bill that I was proud to file myself in the Legislature years ago,” Mayor Martin Walsh noted in a prepared statement.