Alcoholism

This Philosopher Says Addiction Stigma Prevents Recovery

Unfounded stigmas and stereotypes can block access to addiction treatment.

Thousands of people are unnecessarily dying because we misinterpret how those struggling with addiction think, according to a philosopher, German Lopez. After a year of reporting on the crisis, Lopez claims the stigma against addiction “is the single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid epidemic,” and to overcome that stigma, […]

Here’s How the NIMBY Attitude Crushes Recovery Expansion

NIMBY, or Not In My Back Yard, often prevents the opening of new treatment centers.

They were all set to expand their counseling services into a full residential treatment facility. The county originally bought the building with plans to demolish it, but the team worked hard to restore it to its’ former beauty. The services provided at their recovery residence were already making a great impact on the lives of […]

Drug Testing: How Urine Samples Turn Into Big Business

How much money do unscrupulous treatment providers make off urine testing?

Who knew that substance abuse would create a hot, new commodity for the American market? No, it’s not a new drug. The latest money-maker in addiction treatment circles is “liquid gold.” With outlandish markups and more than a few fraudulent practices in play, urine drug testing has become quite the profitable business. Analyzing a urine […]

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