Propaganda and misinformation is designed to sway public opinion and it is all hidden from public view and scrutiny. Absolutely no oversight or regulation from outside agencies exists for Physician or Professionals Health Programs (PHPs) and very little exists for the “PHP-approved” up-front cash only assessment and rehabilitation facilities.
The commercial drug-testing labs using non-FDA approved LDTs have no accountability either. No agencies exist to hold them accountable for errors or even intentional misconduct.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is the only avenue for complaint and CAP is an accreditation agency that can only “educate” not “discipline.” It is a system that fosters and fuels misconduct as no consequences exist for wrongdoing and they built it that way.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine erected this scaffold state-by-state. And that is how it must be removed. It is a system of coercion, control and fear. Crimes like the ones being committed here in Massachusetts must be investigated as crimes. The perpetrators must be held accountable.
In 2012 former Nixon Drug Czar Robert Dupont, MD delivered the keynote speech at the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) annual conference and described a “new paradigm” for addiction and substance abuse treatment. He advocated zero tolerance for alcohol and drug use enforced by monitoring with frequent random drug and alcohol tests. Detection of any substances is met with “swift and certain consequences.”
And then he proposed expansion of this paradigm to other populations including workplace, healthcare, and schools.