health care reform

Further reading

On the history of addiction policy

Vol. 13 No. 1
Fall 2010

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The Well Being
Health care reform examined around the university

Health Care Reform
Key provisions from the Accountable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Opportunity and uncertainty for academic health centers

"Among the most immediate challenges we face . . . is our communication efforts with the American public: we need to keep everyone informed about what the new law does and doesn't do, and how it will work for them."

"I'm a great believer that what medicine does best is to think about multiple causes for complex outcomes. And much of what I"ve heard over the last couple of years both in the medical science, sadly, and also in the political realm is exactly the opposite."

Ahead of the Curve
Challenging conventions with predictive health

Broadening our Lenses
Ethical reflections on health care reform

Thomas Jefferson: No Happiness Without Health

Cost Control and Health Care Reform
Defusing a fiscal time bomb

The Affordable Care Act
Will the bill improve coordination of care in the U.S.?

Health Reform Law and its Impact on Physical Therapists
Value across the spectrum of care

Placing Addiction in Historical Perspective
Health care reform and the limits of abstinence policies

Further Reading


Acker, C. J. (2002). Creating the American Junkie: Addiction Research in the Classic Era of Narcotic Control. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Courtwright, D. T. (2002). Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World. Harvard University Press.

Courtwright, D. T. (2001). Dark Paradise: A History of Opiate Addiction in America. Harvard University Press.

Edwards, G. (2004). Matters of Substance: Drugs and Why Everyone’s a User. Allen Lane.

Leshner, A. I. (2001). Addiction is a Brain Disease. Issues in Science and Technology Online. Retrieved from, 12 April 2009.

Nestler, E. J., & Malenka, R. C. (2004). The Addicted Brain. Scientific American, 290(3), 78-85.

Tracy, S. W., & Acker C. J. (Eds.). (2004). Altering American Consciousness: The History of Alcohol and Drug Use in the United States, 1800-2000. University of Massachusetts Press.

Volkow, N. (2005). What Do We Know about Drug Addiction? American Journal of Psychiatry, 162(8), 1401-1402.