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 […]

Walmart is the Latest Pharmacy Chain to Limit Opioid RX’s

Walmart's policy caps new opioid prescriptions at a seven-day supply and limits dosages.

What happens when over 100 Americans a day die from opioid-related substance abuse? Policies change. The outcry becomes so loud it can’t be ignored, and everyone – including retailers – is forced to stand up and take notice of the opioid epidemic. The latest addition to nation-wide policy changes is taking place at the Walmart […]

The Opioid Crisis Cost Our Nation $115B in 2017

Think the opioid crisis isn't impacting you or your family? Think again...

The CDC estimates more than 62,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdose in 2017. The emotional cost to individuals and families across the nation is impossible to quantify. The financial toll, however, can be estimated. The current opioid crisis is taking enormous amounts of money away from individuals, local governments, healthcare providers, and federal […]

First Injection Sites Will Open Their Doors This Summer

Will "safe" injection sites prevent fatal overdoses or encourage more IV drug use?

It’s a controversial subject. Both sides of the debate have significant support. Here’s the question: Would we, as a nation, be better off with supervised injection sites? They’ve been discussed, proposed, shot down, and encouraged in various parts of the country. Many wonder if these sites help curb the financial, criminal, and healthcare costs of […]

Trump’s General Counsel for Drug Czar Suddenly Dismissed

Lawrence Muir, the general counsel for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, has been fired.

Lawrence Muir – also known as Chip – the acting chief of staff and general counsel for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, was fired suddenly for unknown reasons, according to CNN. This abrupt dismissal is the latest development in the Trump administration’s rather confusing approach to the opioid crisis. Is Trump’s Dedication Questionable? […]

Fentanyl: The Latest Lethal Injection Cocktail Ingredient?

Capital punishment in the United States has been thrown into a tailspin recently, as a nationwide shortage of the medications required for lethal injections has forced some states to explore alternative methods of execution. One of the alternatives being considered? The synthetic opioid, fentanyl. A Closer Look at Fentanyl As an implement of execution, fentanyl […]

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 […]

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