Contingency management is a system where drug users and alcoholics can get monetary rewards for participating in treatment practices, going to therapy, and passing drug screens. Some treatment providers have started offering the program through a phone app, where patients can acquire up to $600 over the period of a year.
For a while now, drug users have known about fake oxycodone pills floating around that contained fentanyl instead of oxy.
The year 2020 so far has been one of the roughest years in modern history. It seems as though all 2020 has done is brought bad news, problems, political unrest, disease pandemics, murderous insects, imminent global war, and conspiracy theories by the bucketful.
Are you serious? Today, I read an article about a large medical software company manipulating the doctor-patient relationship, in order to increase the sales of opiate medications. You read that right; I don’t think I could make that stuff up.
As if using heroin wasn’t scary enough with all the deaths associated with fentanyl lacing, drug users now have to be weary of inadvertently contracting flesh-eating bacteria after pushing the plunger down.