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Archive for Month: April 2018

Surgeon General Advisory Warning Issued

Until this past week, it had been 13 years since the last Surgeon General warning. That one had to do with pregnancy and drinking alcohol. The advisory this week encourages those taking opioid prescriptions and friends/family of those who take those prescriptions to carry naloxone, an overdose-reversing drug. But will this advisory help? I guess it does raise awareness of […]

The Florida Shuffle – Rehab Scams

For years, I have been hearing about all of the fraudulent activity in Florida rehab programs. Many of the sober living homes in parts of Florida were not interested in sobriety but relapse. Treatment programs are high priced even for those who have to repeat the programs that often don’t work. Drug screens are high priced. It is a billion […]

Involuntary Commitments to Treatment?

What an interesting concept being considered in New Jersey right now: involuntary commitments for addicts who need to go to treatment but are resistant to enter a program. With 2,221 drug overdose deaths in 2016, New Jersey government leaders are contemplating involuntary placements for addicted people. In the past, substance abuse has not been a qualifying condition for involuntary placements […]