The general public is vastly misinformed when it comes to mental health, particularly when it comes to substance abuse and addiction. The definition has recently been updated to be defined as a brain disorder, where the brain’s reward system is distorted by repeated consumption of certain addictive substances.
On 21 November 2009, a provision was added to the Senate Health Care Bill which increased Medicaid funding to states recovering from a major disaster. As it so happens, this provision only affected Louisiana which received $300 million in subsidies from this amendment. The amendment was added in order