Michelle’s Story

“I trust the process and the results we get by working with Millennium Health.”

Michelle was prescribed Vicodin in 2000 for a broken foot and she describes remembering really enjoying the way it made her feel. Unfortunately, she had no idea how dangerous that feeling could be until she found herself in a downward spiral that started by stealing OxyContin and eventually turning to abusing heroin. She would have continued down that path if not for a kind pharmacist who referred her to Grande Ronde Recovery where, thanks to their support she was able to begin her road to recovery.

Now clean for over seven years, Michelle is certified as both a drug and alcohol counselor and a recovery mentor at the very place that saved her, and she is finally able to help people who, like herself have been swept up into the devastating disease of addiction.

Her personal experience with opioids has resulted in a significant appreciation for what Millennium UDT℠ can do to help clinicians treating patients in recovery.

“Definitive drug testing holds our patients accountable and allows us to feel confident in the results every time. Millennium UDT can tell us if the patient is not taking his or her medication and creates an open dialogue for honest discussions with the patient,” said Michelle.

Michelle with the local Millennium Health sales representatives Justin and Ian.

“Definitive drug testing holds our patients accountable and allows us to feel confident in the results every time. Millennium UDT can tell us if the patient is not taking his or her medication and creates an open dialogue for honest discussions with the patient,” said Michelle.

Definitive testing also allows the treatment center to inform their patients about the dangers of drugs like fentanyl and fentanyl analogues. “We had a patient who tested positive for fentanyl and when we showed him the results, he was shocked because he thought he had been using Oxycodone. Needless to say, he was terrified that he had been unknowingly taking such a dangerous opioid and since then, he has completely turned his life around,” added Michelle.

Grande Ronde Recovery has three outpatient treatment centers throughout Northeastern Oregon and has been a Millennium Health customer for about five years. Michelle appreciates the easy access she has to our toxicologists who help her interpret test results and get the answers she is seeking. “It all comes down to trust,” says Michelle. “I trust the process and the results we get by working with Millennium Health.”