Archives for March 2014

The Business Case for Opening a Suboxone Clinic

Given these indications of widespread prescription opioid addiction in rural America, we investigated the possibility of opening a Suboxone clinic as one of the Rural System Groups. rs_suboxone_clinicSuboxone is an evidence-based medication treatment known for reducing crime and illegal opioid use.

Here are basics about Suboxone: [Read more…]

On the Rise of Non-Heroin Opiate Addiction in Southwest Virginia

prescription_drugsLand health means nothing to us if people cannot be sustained upon it. And not merely sustained: the land cannot be tended and used well if the communities living there are enslaved by addiction.

We saw in The Local Costs of Meth in Montgomery County, Virginia that drug addiction affects whole communities. In addition to the psychosocial impact on friends, family members, and the addicts themselves, addiction results in high costs to taxpayers due to busts, cleanup, and incarceration. [Read more…]

Explore the Future of Rural Business

We’re excited here at Rural System about all the new possibilities for the future of rural business! The modern farmer is breaking the mold with higher education and new technology- not to mention our farmer 10.0 could be a lady.

farmer 1.0 vs 10.0

Here’s what you need to know about the future of rural business in 2014: [Read more…]

The Local Costs of Meth in Montgomery County

CRIME-SCENEWhen people become addicted to drugs, though they are the primary victims they are not the only ones affected. Addiction influences whole communities, especially in rural areas where such communities are small and funds are tight. Here in Montgomery county, in Southwest Virginia, we are not an exception.

According to a recent news report, the sheriff’s office spent over 36,000 taxpayer dollars last year on meth lab clean-ups. This is over five times the amount they spent on the issue in 2012. [Read more…]