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Thera-me: Second Thoughts About UDS (yes, that’s urine screening)

Sure, the subject is a little awkward for most people, but clinically, in substance use treatment, Urine Drug Screening—UDS--is an everyday thing. “Which lab do you use?”  “Did the samples go out today?  “Does this sample need a confirmation?”  Welcome to my world. When it comes up in my work with clients, as in “I peed dirty for my PO,”… Read More

Strive and VFR Healthcare to offer Free Confidential Crisis Counseling to Transgender Military Community

Strive Health and Veteran and First Responder Healthcare, (VFR), will be providing free confidential crisis counseling to those seeking help in dealing with the recent events affecting the transgender military community. Support will be available in person at Strive facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and via a hotline phone number: 888-224-7312. The organizations, Strive and VFR, are forming a… Read More

Recognized Expert, Author and Trailblazer in the Field of Psychiatry Joins PAR/Strive

We are excited to announce that Dr. Robert L. Pyles, MD, has joined PAR as our Chief Medical Officer. An established leader in the addiction and mental health fields, Dr. Pyles has served as President of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, and the Coalition for Patient Rights, among others. Dr. Pyles has received numerous awards, including a… Read More