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Dominion Diagnostics is committed to providing clinical tools and resources to support healthcare education. Here you’ll find links to clinically relevant podcasts, videos, technical papers, research and more.

Urine Testing's Role in Best Practice

Federal and state guidance is making a strong case for urine testing as an essential component of best-practice models The addiction treatment field is without question facing some of its most challenging times in light of federal and...

PODCAST: 'On our way to recovery-oriented systems of care'

At an Addiction Professional Panel Series event titled, “Building a Recovery-Based System of Care,” experts from around the country in the areas of treatment and recovery gave their input on a variety of issues related to the cutting-edge...

PODCAST: 'Inviting the community-at-large into a ROSC'

Members of the Dallas treatment community came together to discuss building a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) during a panel discussion hosted by Addiction Professional on March 27. Speakers discussed the importance of breaking...

Urine Drug Monitoring: Opioids

Monitoring patient usage of scheduled controlled substances is a major concern and responsibility of prescribing clinicians.  This handbook collects the most effective techniques for monitoring pharmacotherapy, with an emphasis on opioids...

Unchain Your Brain: 10 Steps to Breaking the Addictions that Steal Your Life

Unchain Your Brain: 10 Steps to Breaking the Addictions that Steal Your Life is a practical, easy-to-follow, step-by-step program that shows you how to boost your brain so you can kick your bad habits.  In this book, you will discover:...

Understanding Elimination Patterns with Creatinine Adjusted Drug Values

Creatinine is a product of muscle contraction. Because it is produced from within and released into body fluids at a relatively constant rate, the level of creatinine in urine may be used as an indication of body hydration. Since measured...

Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS): Molecular Neurogenetic Evidence for Predisposition to Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS)

We have published extensively on the neurogenetics of brain reward systems with reference to the genes related to dopaminergic function in particular. In 1996, we coined "Reward Deficiency Syndrome" (RDS), to portray behaviors found to...

Withdrawal from Buprenorphine/Naloxone and Maintenance with a Natural Dopaminergic Agonist: A Cautionary Note

While numerous studies support the efficacy of methadone and buprenorphine for the stabilization and maintenance of opioid dependence, clinically significant opioid withdrawal symptoms occur upon tapering and cessation of dosage. We...

Neurogenetic Impairments of Brain Reward Circuitry Links to Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS): Potential Nutrigenomic Induced Dopaminergic Activation

Work from our laboratory in both in-patient and outpatient facilities utilizing the Comprehensive Analysis of Reported Drugs (CARD)™ found a significant lack of compliance to prescribed treatment medications and a lack of abstinence from...

PODCAST: 'Developing internal capabilities to help clients integrate back into the community'

Addiction professionals gathered together in Charlotte, N.C., for a panel discussion hosted by Addiction Professional on June 4 to discuss building a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC). The event was held at the McLeod Addictive...

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