Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration
HELENA — A middle school classmate promised to make Jill Sharp's life a living hell after the talented athlete won a coveted spot on a dance team in Sidney.
HELENA — Some 10,344 alcoholics and drug addicts in Montana will become eligible for substance-abuse treatment coverage next year under the federal health care overhaul, a number that could jump to 21,473 if the state Legislature expands Medicaid to the working poor.
Low-income Americans would have access to expanded mental-health services under a bill being proposed by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Jon Tester, D-Mont.
When it comes to drug-related suicide attempts by young men, St. Vincent Healthcare is bucking the national trend — and medical leaders are ecstatic.
For mental health advocates, the verdict on the controversial Affordable Care Act is clear: It's a godsend for people who need treatment for mental illnesses or chemical addictions.