SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Laboratories, the leading research-based clinical diagnostic lab dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from pain, announced today that it is pleased to be a significant sponsor of the upcoming Freedom & Recovery Conference, hosting the keynote event, "An Evening with Dakota Meyer." The Freedom & Recovery Conference, which takes place April 23-26 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, addresses integrated mental health and addiction treatment for service members. The mental health issues covered will include psychological trauma, pain management, anxiety and depression, and life after service.
During his keynote presentation on Tuesday, April 24, U.S. Marine veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer, will share his inspiring and motivational story about his time with the Marine Corp, bring attention to the various treatment methods available to returning military men and women and raise awareness of how our military is affected by the circumstances of war and service.
Specializing in pain management, Millennium Laboratories and Millennium Research Institute understand and support the evolving complexities that the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration are addressing with Service Members:
For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 25 veterans are dying by their own hands.
Between 2005 and 2010, the Center for a New American Security reported that Service Members took their lives at a rate of one every 36 hours.
Another statistic reported in the same policy brief was that post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) afflict at least one in five veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq; being a veteran now roughly doubles one's risk of suicide.
Young men between the ages of 17 – 24 who are veterans have an almost quadrupled risk of suicide.
"Millennium Laboratories is invested in helping Service Members transition successfully back into their communities," said Nancy Lazarski, Vice President of Global Defense Healthcare at Millennium. "We are humbled to be able to sponsor this event that supports those who have served our country, and we will continue to collaborate with organizations that help veterans navigate the emotional aspects of transitioning back into their communities and into the workplace."
Millennium Laboratories is the leading research-based clinical diagnostic company dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from pain. The company provides healthcare professionals with scientific data, clinical tools and services that help personalize treatment plans to improve clinical outcomes and patient safety.
The company utilizes leading technology and proprietary methodologies to provide some of the fastest and most reliable medication monitoring and drug detection results via both urine drug testing (UDT) and oral fluid testing. Test results are backed by expert toxicologists, clinical guidance and dedicated customer service.
Millennium's commitment to advancing the science and the field of pain management also includes a strong focus on the advancement of industry research, education and advocacy. Through its association with the Millennium Research Institute, a nonprofit national research center, it quickly has gained respect as a leader in toxicology, pharmacology and pain management research and education, providing healthcare professionals with innovative research to advance the assessment and management of chronic pain.