By Christopher A. Parrella, J.D., CHC, CPC, CPCO It’s been nearly a half century since President Richard Nixon called for a war on drugs and signed the Controlled Substances Act into law. Since then, harsher laws have been passed and … Continue reading Drug Abuse Across America: Where Does Your State Rank?
Christopher A. Parrella, J.D., CHC, CPC, CPCO As more states legalize cannabis for medical use, recreational use, or both, many companies are struggling with how to regulate compliance in the workplace. The patchwork of laws across 50 states is, at … Continue reading Employers Must Navigate Patchwork of Marijuana Laws
By Christopher A. Parrella, J.D., CHC, CPC, CPCO Bloodshot eyes, incoherent behavior and a disheveled appearance are some of the more obvious signs that someone you know, or love may be using drugs. Not all drug users are alike. It … Continue reading Signs of Drug Use
“For federal employees complying with state cannabis law, they shouldn’t have to choose between a proven treatment and their job,” Christ said, in introducing the legislation. “This conflict, between medical care and maintaining employment, needs to be resolved.”
BY Christopher A. Parrella, J.D., CHC, CPC, CPCO A California federal judge has issued a landmark ruling that could impact the way insurance companies cover mental health and substance use treatment. Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero of the District Court for … Continue reading Judge Rules United Behavioral Health Guidelines Led to Denial of Claims Violations
College is stressful enough, but for student athletes, the pressure to do well in school, coupled with the rigorous demands placed on them by coaches and professors, often leads them to explore ways to cope. Recreational drugs are common on college campuses and are used quite often by students as a way to reduce the stress of their college workload. Although the recreational use of Marijuana is legal in numerous states, its use is not allowed by the NCAA