This. I’m so depressed today. It’s like a losing battle.
“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” ― John F. Kennedy
Before the 2012 Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) annual conference, Dr. Robert Dupont delivered a speech entitled “Drug Testing and the Future of American Drug Policy.” He describes a “New Paradigm” for substance abuse treatment that enforces “zero tolerance for alcohol and drug use” that is enforced by monitoring with frequent random drug and alcohol tests in which positive tests are “met with swift, certain, but not draconian, consequences.” The paradigm is based on the current Physician Health Programs blueprint. Dupont states:“…physician health programs , have set the standard for effective use of drug testing. These pioneering state programs provide services to health care professionals with substance use disorders. The programs are run by physicians, some of whom in recovery themselves. PHPs feature relatively brief…
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