Category: Drug Recovery

Drug Abuse in American Workers is on the Rise

The Wall Street Journal published an article stating that after more than 24 years of decreasing rates, drug abuse is on the rise. The article states that Quest Labs, who provides employment drug testing nationally, has seen an increase from 3.7% to 3.9% in positive employment drug tests. While the number is small, the main concern is that there is an increase.

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The most commonly detected drug is marijuana, followed by amphetamines, OxyContin, benzodiazepines, opiates, cocaine, barbiturates and methadone.

While a positive drug test does not indicate that someone has a drug addiction, it could be the first warning sign that an individual is struggling with drugs.

Pathways Florida provides residential treatment programs for adults who have substance use disorders. For more information, call 855-349-5988.

What is the 28-day Program and What Does it Cost?

Traditionally, in the substance abuse treatment world, insurance providers have paid for 28 days of treatment in a residential setting. With this in mind, most of the treatment centers have patterned their programs to best fit the needs of the clients within this time frame.

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Pathways Florida is a 28-day residential treatment program. The full rate is $9,600 and Pathways is contracted with many insurance providers (For a full list, click here). Clients are responsible for co-pays.

During the course of this 28-day program, clients receive individual and group counseling, learn about addiction, deal with any underlying factors that may have led to substance abuse, learn about their triggers and develop a relapse prevention strategy and become established in local 12-Step support group meetings.

For more information, please call 855-349-5988.