October 26, 2015

CIGNA PULLS OUT OF FLORIDA

In an undoubtedly industry-changing move, Cigna has announced they are pulling Health plans offered in the state of Florida when the federal Health Insurance Marketplace opens for business on November 1st. They are citing "an exponential increase in fraudulent and abusive" substance abuse treatment practices.Florida is home to countless...

September 10, 2015

IS ALCOHOLISM REALLY A DISEASE?

As far back as anyone alive today can remember, alcoholism and drug addiction has been a polarizing issue. Is it a choice, a personality defect? Or is it a disease, which requires professional treatment? I recently came across an interesting article in the New York Daily News. It details a...

August 27, 2015

WE KNOW IT’S A PROBLEM, NOW WHAT?

Being diagnosed with any disease or disorder is at the very least troubling and can be utterly devastating. Most of the time it is rather definitive and you prepare yourself for health maintenance or full recovery. The doctors tell you what you need to do to "win the battle."Alcoholism...

November 25, 2014

SEO PRACTICES REMINDS US OF OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ETHICS

From the the TV Series Mad Men The world of advertising, marketing and public relations have been criticized for years for being deceptive. It's depicted in television and movies. Always the same. The adman is a sleazy character, selling lies to the public to push product. He smokes in his...

May 8, 2014

MEDICAL VS SOCIAL DETOX – WHICH IS MORE EFFECTIVE?

One-size-fits all works well for many things. It's convenient when measurements aren't required for fitting. However, when it comes to detoxing from substance abuse, medical assessment and treatment planning is paramount. One size does not fit all.Detoxification, the period when substance is purged from the body, is always the...

April 17, 2014

DOES DECREASE IN CRIME MEAN LEGALIZATION IS RIGHT?

A recent, first quarter 2014 report based on data from the Denver Police Department shows a decrease in violent and property crime rates, just three months after legalizing the sale of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use on January 1st.This piece of information has pro-legalization groups clamoring. Added...

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