Author Archives: Andrew D. Kessler

Commentary: Tax Revenue for Treatment

The abuse of prescription drugs is well documented, but if we are to expand our fight against prescription drug abuse and want the support of policy makers, it is incumbent upon us to find new sources of revenue that will pay for the changes that must be made, says Andrew Kessler, substance abuse and mental health specialist. …

Commentary: Affordable Care Act Could Benefit Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

As this country moves into a new era of how we approach the treatment, prevention and administration of illness, we must keep the rubric of co-occurring disorders at the forefront, says Andrew Kessler of IC&RC. …

Commentary: State-Level Standards: The Substance Abuse Workforce After Healthcare Reform

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, states must ensure that people being treated for substance abuse are cared for by credentialed professionals, says Andrew D. Kessler of the IC&RC and Founder of Slingshot Solutions, LLC. …