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Unforeseen Benefits:  Addiction Treatment Reduces Health Care Costs, July 2009.  Report produced by the Open Society Institute.

Some significant facts that the report shows is that 165,000 hospital stays surveyed in 2004 were related to substance abuse, and a drop of 26% to 37%  hospitalization occurred among patients receiving addiction treatment and counseling respectively.

Read the full report:  Unforeseen Benefits right here.

TAMPA – Dozens stood in protest on Thursday to push for a ban on OxyContin, a powerful prescription drug.  Though the cause is common, each protester has their own individual reasons. Gail Graves says she lost her son Justin to addiction on Halloween of 2007.  “I know he struggled. I know that’s not how he wanted to be,” offered Graves.  Read “Protesters Say Oxycontin is Too Strong” Link by Larry Golbom of Prescription Addiction Radio.

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