Thank you for entrusting us with your mental health care. In order to provide you with the best and safest care, the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine has modified our protocol for the prescription of controlled substances.
Beginning in 2018, any patients being prescribed controlled substances by our office will be subject to random urine drug screens one to two times per year. In the event that your urine drug screen reveals an unexpected result, you will have an opportunity to discuss this finding with your provider in a non-judgmental, solution-focused manner.
In addition, we will be asking our patients to review and sign the attached contract (click title to view this document) to indicate your understanding of our policies related to controlled substance prescriptions.
We appreciate the opportunity to care for you!
Recent research out of Johns Hopkins has delved into Adderall misuse. RCBM takes medication misuse very seriously. Our response is detailed in the above press release.
Gun control has been a heated and divisive topic for our nation, but RCBM's views on this subject are unwavering. We believe that it is an unnecessary risk for individuals with mental illness to have access to guns.
Symptoms of mental illness vary from one individual to the next. We believe that access to guns is contraindicated in patients with a history of any of the following symptoms:
- -difficulty thinking clearly
- -impulse dyscontrol
- -suicidal ideation and/or a past suicide attempt
- -homicidal ideation
- -anger issues and/or violent tendencies
- -psychosis (hallucinations, delusions)
- -carrying a vendetta against another person or entity
We have heard tragic stories of individuals gaining access to guns thought to be secured, so it is our opinion that locking guns away is not enough.
Ultimately, it is up to patients and their families to have this conversation and make the appropriate decisions. We urge you to make SAFETY your highest priority.