Have you ever spilled a sample or had a cup break? That’s not an event you ever want to have happen again. Avoiding the mess is rather simple. The quality of the cup you purchase can be the difference between … Continue reading Avoiding the Mess
Bright lights on houses, cold air and abundant parties. Another holiday season is underway and for those in recovery, it is a time to be extra diligent. Avoiding a relapse is much easier if you prepare properly. Family time or … Continue reading Avoiding the Holiday Relapse
The massive increase in deaths attributed to Fentanyl use should alarm everyone. Synthetic opioid deaths in the USA have increased from about 3,000 in 2013 to 30,000 in 2018. The reported 10 fold increase in the last 5 years is … Continue reading Why Fentanyl Kills So Many People
Catching a Cheater on a urine drug screening Adulteration is the tampering of a urine specimen with the intention of altering the test results. Adulterants are used to interfere with the test results. The addition of chemicals can cause a … Continue reading Catching a Cheater on a urine drug screening
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
“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