Friday, February 16, 2024

Banyan Treatment Centers Adding BioSound To Newest Location

 Banyan Treatment Center is opening of a new facility in Gulf Breeze, FL. Banyan Gulf Breeze, opening February 19th, will provide comprehensive care for adults dealing with Substance Use Disorders at both inpatient and outpatient levels. The facility will also offer outpatient services for Mental Health Disorders.

Banyan Gulf Breeze, as with all Banyan Treatment Centers, will be offering BioSound Healing Therapies.  BioSound provides a unique treatment that combines biofeedback, brain entrainment, therapeutic music, full-body vibrations, mindfulness meditations, and inspiring videos to interrupt patterns of stress, trauma, and pain. 

#addiction recovery

NicCheck Again To Be Used In The 2024 "Quit To Win Challenge"

The 2024 "Quit to Win Challenge" in Quebec is coming up and registrations have begun for this year.  The Challenge is now in its 25th season.  The Challenge is a province-wide campaign that takes place each year to help smokers, who are ready to quit smoking, to take action.

The Challenge is a commitment, to not smoke for 6 weeks. Succeeding with the Challenge provides a solid foundation for the smoking cessation process. Also, 6 weeks without smoking also means 6 times the chances of quitting for good!


In 2023 the winner of the challenge received a $5,000.00 cash prize.

In order to win, the finalists (after abstaining from smoking for 6 weeks) was tested with NicCheck I, Nicotine Test Strips, as winners in the previous years were.  Upon proof of a negative test the winner was chosen.

We at Mossman Associates are very proud that our NicCheck I Nicotine Test Strips are repeatedly chosen as the confirmation test when looking to determine a winner in this challenge.



Quebec has substantially reduced the number of smokers over the years, but it still stands at 13.2% while Canada stands at 11.6% (2022 Statistics Canada). The 6-week challenge for 2024 runs from February 5th to March 17th.  The grand Prize winners will be selected after March 19th once the NicCheck I confirmation test has been given and a negative result has been achieved.


The NicCheck I urine test detects nicotine and a dozen nicotine metabolites, including cotinine.  This is a major reason why the test is used repeatedly, year after year, by the organizers of The Challenge.




#smoking cessation #nicotine #smoking 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Alpas La Plata Has Joined The BioSound Family


We are pleased to welcome Alpas La Plata to the BioSound family. 

A fully licensed and accredited wellness center located in suburban Charles County, MD, Alpas La Plata offers a selection of thoughtfully crafted, custom short-term, long-term, and telehealth treatment options to meet your personal recovery needs. This unique facility offers distinctive residential units featuring private nurses’ stations, a community kitchen, furnished lounge spaces, and more. 


Alpas La Plata delivers pioneering residential treatment and support services for patients and families facing substance use disorders and behavioral health concerns. They offer a uniquely reimagined combination of personalized traditional and alternative holistic approaches to mind-body healing. To this end BioSound is a natural fit. 


John Beecroft, the COO of Alpas, was familiar with how BioSound would fit into the facility’s philosophy, since coming from Banyan Treatment Centers where BioSound is used corporate wide. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The Quit to Win! Challenge in Quebec Canada 2023


The Quit to Win! Challenge in Quebec Canada is about to start as it has or the past 24 years. This is a province-wide campaign that takes place each year to help smokers who are ready to quit smoking, to take action.

The Challenge is a commitment, to not smoke for 6 weeks. Those weeks run from February 6 to March 19, 2023. Succeeding with the Challenge provides a solid foundation for the smoking cessation process. Also, 6 weeks without smoking also means 6 times the chances of quitting for good!

The winner of the challenge will receive a $5,000.00 cash prize.

In order to win the finalists will be tested with our NicCheck Nicotine test Strips, as winners in most of the previous years were.  Upon proof of a negative test a winner will be chosen.

We at Mossman Associates are very proud that our NicCheck Nicotine test Strips are repeatedly chosen as the confirmation test in this challenge, when looking at the determining a winner.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

NicCheck Used Again In Quebec's Quit and Win Challenge

The following is a letter received in recognition for our support of the Quit and Win Challenge in Quebec.

As we have done in past years, we are pleased to confirm that for the 2022 edition of the “Quit to Win Challenge!”, Capsana has once again used the “NICCHECK” strips to test our grand prize winners.

The 2022 “Quit to Win Challenge!” marks the 22nd edition of the yearly campaign to reduce smoking in the province of Quebec.  The smoking rate in Quebec now stands at 15% (2020 Statistics Canada) compared to 17% in 2019.  The campaign challenges participants to stop smoking for a 6-week period.  Registration is online and there are numerous tools offered to help participants reach their goal such as emails of encouragement, a Facebook page, and a dedicated website that provides information on the benefits of quitting, how to prepare, a countdown calendar, etc.  Studies have shown that quitting for 6 weeks provides a person 6 times the chances of quitting for good.  The 2022 campaign ran from February 7th to March 20th.  Our statistics have shown that 3 of 4 people who participate in the challenge succeed in stopping for the 6-week period.


We greatly appreciate the support you have provided the “Quit to Win Challenge!” over the many years and look forward to continuing this yearly cooperation. 




Sophie Maisonneuve
Chargée de projets, 
Campagnes sociétales

T 514 985-2466, poste 236 | F 514 844-0786   
6833, avenue De L’Épée, bureau 201 | Montréal (Québec) H3N 2C7

Monday, September 20, 2021

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week.


The third full week in September every year is recognizes as National Rehabilitation Awareness WeekThis year, National Rehabilitation Awareness Week is September 20-26, 2021.


At this time we at Mossman Associates and BioSound Technologies would like to acknowledge the benefits that can arise from rehabilitation programs. Also, we would like to recognize the dedicated individuals who provide rehabilitation services to people in need. We would especially like to mention those people in the drug addiction rehabilitation field and the different techniques now being used in the recovery process, which are instrumental in turning the tide of this national disaster.

Every person deserves to live his/her life to the fullest and rehabilitation can benefit a person physically, mentally, and spiritually, regardless of age.  This year, the focus is on raising awareness of the

 #powerofmedicalrehab. The intent is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation, to increase opportunities for Americans with disabilities and to disseminate useful resources.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month


People have become increasingly comfortable talking about their mental health, particularly this past year. The topic of suicide – when it comes up – is still scary for many people to think about and each year more than 48,000 Americans die by suicide. 

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this subject, which all too often still comes with a stigma.

We at BioSound Technologies have partnered with Survive First, (, to assist those people who are in need of help.  

 Informational Resources

Crisis Resources

  • If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)