Workers at Belden have to pass a pre-employment drug test and may also be tested again after accidents.

This company needs workers so badly it’s putting them through drug rehab

This past winter, John Stroup had a problem. Roughly one out of 10 applicants for jobs at his factory in Richmond, Indiana, had failed their drug tests, disqualifying them for employment at the safety-conscious company. A handful of the 450 people already working there had failed random drug tests as well. With opioids ravaging the […]

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Staff at Fairbanks' Supportive Living Program.

Fairbanks awarded grant for Supportive Living Program

Fairbanks is one of 21 recipients for recently-approved grants by the Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The competitive grants were approved by the board of directors last week and total more than $1.3 million. Fairbanks was awarded $15,000 to increase access to its Supportive Living Program, which helps people move from addiction treatment […]

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Fairbanks offers new trauma curriculum for women

Fairbanks has instituted a new curriculum to address trauma in its female patients. Origins: Women’s Trauma Program is part of Fairbanks’ whole continuum of care. “Women suffering from co-occurring trauma and addiction disorders now have specialized programming so both needs can be addressed simultaneously,” said Fairbanks Chief Clinical Officer Robin Parsons, MS, LMHC, LCAC, CTRS, […]

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A still from the film Skid Row Marathon, with (centre, front) Craig Mitchell, the judge who set up the club to help addicts.

Find it difficult to resist alcohol or drugs? How running can help

Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles has been a ghetto for the impoverished, marginalised and substance-addicted for a century. This small neighbourhood has a homeless population of about 4,500 and a fearsome reputation as the place you end up when you hit rock bottom. Perhaps surprisingly, it also has an early morning running club. As […]

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