CLARE Foundation Presents "State of Addiction 2014: Implementing and Understanding the Affordable Care Act and The DSM-V" Panel on Jan. 29 Featuring Dr. H. Westley Clark, Director of The Center For Substance Abuse Treatment, and Other Experts

Jan 16, 2014, 10:00 ET from CLARE Foundation

Panel will also commemorate the grand opening of Conscious Recovery, CLARE Foundation's new, nonprofit, mid-market outpatient treatment program.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, January 29 from 12-1:15 p.m. (P.T.), CLARE Foundation will host a panel titled "State of Addiction 2014: Implementing and Understanding the Affordable Care Act and The DSM-V."  Bringing together the leading minds in policy, treatment, and research, the panel will provide a glimpse into the latest in research and trends in substance abuse treatment and diagnosis and explore the ways in which healthcare reform will affect treatment provision.  The panel will be held at the Santa Monica headquarters of Conscious Recovery, CLARE Foundation's new mid-market treatment program that offers premium, evidence-based Intensive Outpatient and Day Treatment services, and will mark the official opening of Conscious Recovery. 

The panel will feature esteemed panelists from different areas of the substance abuse treatment world, including:

  • H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., CAS, FASAM, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Soroya Bacchus, M.D., CLARE Foundation Medical Director and recognized expert in the fields of psychosomatic medicine, psychiatry, and addiction
  • Margaret Fetting, Ph.D., clinician, author, and professor at the University of Southern California

"We're delighted to celebrate the opening of Conscious Recovery by presenting the most current, innovative thinking about addiction, diagnosis, treatment, and the ways expanded healthcare coverage will increase access to treatment services, especially for middle-class Americans, where few resources have traditionally been available," said Jennifer Musselman, Senior Director of Conscious Recovery.

The panel will also introduce Conscious Recovery as CLARE Foundation's newest outpatient program and a vital resource for a lesser-served, mid-market client base on the Westside of Los Angeles.  Recently passed parity provisions for substance use disorder under the Affordable Care Act, as well as expanded diagnostic provisions available in the DSM V, promise to make addiction treatment more accessible to millions of individuals.  Due to CLARE Foundation's long history of fiscal stability, Conscious Recovery is able to meet this growing demand for services at a reasonable price point, and will fill a significant and growing gap for effective, cost-efficient outpatient treatment for middle-income clients in Los Angeles.

About CLARE Foundation
Operating for over 40 years in the Westside, CLARE is one of the most successful nonprofit treatment providers in Los Angeles County.  As a leader in the field of substance abuse recovery and prevention, CLARE continues to provide compassionate and affordable residential and outpatient treatment programs for men and women, as well as a prevention program for youth. Using a variety of methods, including individualized treatment protocols grounded in evidence-based practices to help those confronting addiction and working towards recovery, CLARE produces positive and long-lasting results for those who seek treatment that works.  For more information about the CLARE Foundation, please visit