Resource Guide and Video for Addiction and Mental Health Substance Use Treatment
Meet Francis, the peer recovery coach, who offers advice and help to consumers with substance use disorders. Francis assists Rose, an athlete who suffers from an opioid addiction, and Aster, who suffers from alcohol use, depression and withdrawal symptoms, by helping them access treatment and by answering their questions about insurance coverage and parity. This video is a companion to the Resource Guide for Addiction and Mental Health Care Consumers.
Under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, consumers have rights that can help them access and pay for treatment. The Resource Guide for Addiction and Mental Health Care Consumers: Answering Questions About Addiction and Mental Health Care Coverage, is part of a statewide educational effort to help consumers learn how to access health insurance and use their coverage to pay for necessary treatment.
This video guide was created by UNH Health Law and Policy Programs, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, with the collaboration of New Futures, Inc., and the generous support of the NH Charitable Foundation and the Endowment for Health.
The University of New Hampshire School of Law and UNH’s Institute for Health Policy and Practice, in collaboration with the nonprofit New Futures, have developed a guide to help individuals and families in the state access addiction and mental health care services.