Presenters: Andrew D. Kessler, JD and Pamela Waters, MEd, CAC, CPP

In the recently passed and enacted health care reform legislation, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, there are many provisions that concern health professionals, including substance abuse counselors. Although the recent political landscape has undergone changes and some provisions of the law may change in the future, this webinar will address the implications of the current law for the addiction treatment workforce. Specific topics of discussion for this session include:

- The provisions of the law that affect the workforce
- Opportunities that will be available and challenges that will face the workforce
- Complexities for the workforce as increased integration with primary health care advances
- Workforce risks and responsibilities for service providers
- Opportunities to advocate for the addiction services workforce

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