• Drug Testing: How Urine Samples Turn Into Big Business

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

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

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    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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  • Gas Station Bathrooms Use Blue Lights to Stop IV Drug Use

    Will blue lights put an end to IV drug use in gas station bathrooms?

    Will blue lights put an end to IV drug use in gas station bathrooms?

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    Gas station bathrooms have become a common place for IV drug users to shoot up. They’re often unlocked, can be accessed without making a purchase, and provide a place out of sight from police. For the homeless, gas station bathrooms are one of the few places where it’s considered “safe” to inject. Casting a New […]

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  • Do You Drink Or Use to Repress Your Rage?

    Many people mistakenly believe substance abuse helps them get rid of anger.

    Many people mistakenly believe substance abuse helps them get rid of anger.

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    Women in general are trained not to show anger – Southern women especially. I grew up in the South in the Reagan years, the daughter of a divorced mom. I was close to my dad, step-mother, step-brother, and grandparents. No one ever argued; no one ever fought. The one or two times I said something […]

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  • 4 Barriers Plaguing On-Demand Addiction Treatment

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    We can get our favorite TV shows on-demand. We can find just about anything we want online. Amazon even offers easy buttons now, to reorder your favorite stuff with just one click. We’ve come so far with technology, convenience, and efficiency to quickly meet so many of our wants and needs. Yet, we’re still losing […]

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  • Volvo Refuses to Hire Worker Legally Taking Suboxone

    Thanks to an EEOC lawsuit, Volvo will pay for refusing to hire a worker undergoing MAT.

    Thanks to an EEOC lawsuit, Volvo will pay for refusing to hire a worker undergoing MAT.

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    Michael Files was eager to begin his new job at Volvo. On the day he arrived for orientation, he didn’t receive a new employee welcome packet. Instead, Files was told the company had “changed its mind” about hiring him. Somehow, Volvo “discovered” Files was participating in an approved and accredited buprenorphine program. As a result, […]

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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 […]

Gas Station Bathrooms Use Blue Lights to Stop IV Drug Use

Will blue lights put an end to IV drug use in gas station bathrooms?

Gas station bathrooms have become a common place for IV drug users to shoot up. They’re often unlocked, can be accessed without making a purchase, and provide a place out of sight from police. For the homeless, gas station bathrooms are one of the few places where it’s considered “safe” to inject. Casting a New […]

4 Barriers Plaguing On-Demand Addiction Treatment

We can get our favorite TV shows on-demand. We can find just about anything we want online. Amazon even offers easy buttons now, to reorder your favorite stuff with just one click. We’ve come so far with technology, convenience, and efficiency to quickly meet so many of our wants and needs. Yet, we’re still losing […]

Volvo Refuses to Hire Worker Legally Taking Suboxone

Thanks to an EEOC lawsuit, Volvo will pay for refusing to hire a worker undergoing MAT.

Michael Files was eager to begin his new job at Volvo. On the day he arrived for orientation, he didn’t receive a new employee welcome packet. Instead, Files was told the company had “changed its mind” about hiring him. Somehow, Volvo “discovered” Files was participating in an approved and accredited buprenorphine program. As a result, […]

CT Website Offers Real-Time Treatment Bed Availability

Will access to real-time bed availability help more CT citizens get into treatment?

James wanted help. He’d been struggling with opioid addiction for three years, and he desperately wanted to get his life back on track. He checked with several treatment facilities, but no one had room. One rehab after another told James, “The only thing we can do is put your name on the waiting list for […]

Addiction Treatment: What’s in Store for 2018?

We learned a lot about addiction treatment in 2017, but what's in store for 2018?

What was accomplished in the field of recovery during 2017? Here’s the honest answer: more than some believed possible and less than others had hoped. As we take the year in review, we see many changes. From the highest levels of government to the smallest town meetings, substance abuse issues affected every individual across the […]

Chris Christie Blames China for Our Fentanyl Problem

Governor Chris Christie is no stranger to the opioid epidemic. The New Jersey Republican signed groundbreaking legislation that limits first-time opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply and requires state health insurers to cover at least six months of substance abuse treatment. His pleas for governmental opioid reform and his appointment as chair of President Trump’s […]

Is Botox Technology the Newest Weapon in Pain Control?

Botox does a lot more than get rid of wrinkles; it might even control pain.

Prescription opioid use, abuse, and overdose deaths continue to climb across our nation. The epidemic has medical experts scrambling to understand chronic pain and finding new forms of alternative pain management. Believe it or not, Bonti, a biotech company, believes that Botox could be an effective option. Botox and Pain Management Bonti’s researchers are exploring […]

7 Ways the Gov’t Could Help the Nation’s Drug Crisis

Nearly 2.5 million Americans are hooked on opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin. Each day, 44 Americans die from an opioid overdose. We’re in the midst of ever growing addiction epidemic. Can anything be done to reverse this dangerous trend? Because the current opioid crisis affects our nation as a whole, the government could play […]

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