“... you find out that instead of a college fund, you should have had a disease fund for your kid,” says Missy Owen, David Owen's mother.

Insurance Coverage for Substance Abuse Improving But Still Limited

“I wasn’t fighting with the insurance company” over the 30-day limit for her son's treatment, Missy Owen says. “We were following what they told us to do. … I was a very young addict’s mother. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. … When they told me my kid was good to go in 21 days, I was like, ‘Thank you, Jesus.’ I had no idea.”