Burlington Labs was founded by treatment professionals who were inspired to make things better for patients and providers of addiction treatment programs. Our founders come from the front lines of addiction treatment. Michael Casarico is an LADC and former probation officer who is also personally in recovery. Jodie Casarico, his wife and co-founder, has worked in a coaching capacity with individuals who have struggled with substance use issues. Together, the Casaricos established, funded and managed a sober house in Burlington, Vermont. In 2006, a positive result on an instant POC drug test landed one of Michael’s probation clients in jail, although the man insisted he hadn’t used cocaine. When the results of the confirmation test finally came back – a full two weeks later – they revealed the client was, in fact, substance-free. For two weeks, an innocent man was jailed and separated from his family, his job, and his recovery community. This story, and others like it, led Michael and Jodie to cash in their savings and open Burlington Labs, with no employees, one desktop analyzer, and the firsthand knowledge that fast, reliable drug testing could help treatment providers create more success stories, and help save the lives of individuals in treatment for substance use addictions. Today, the company has nearly 200 employees. From two CLIA-certified laboratories and with the help of dedicated sales and customer service teams, Burlington Labs supports treatment professionals and patients across the country. However, delivering outstanding drug testing isn't the only way the company strives to achieve our vision -- a world in which no one suffers from substance use addiction. Burlington Labs also invests at least 10% of pre-tax profits every year in causes that build healthy communities, prevent addiction, and strengthen support networks for individuals in recovery. Contact us today to find out how we can support your program.