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Why is Relapse Prevention Important?

Whether you’re recovering from a mental illness or substance use disorder (SUD), relapse can affect your health, performance at work, and your personal life as well. Returning to work after spending some time in treatment can be daunting, and not establishing an action plan for your return could set you up for additional challenges inRead More

The Cost of Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Everything You Need to Know

As an employer or upper-level manager, it’s important to understand the implications of substance abuse in the workplace so that you can ensure policies and practices promote recovery. Many businesses do not take this into consideration, as they view it as a “personal” or “outside” issue that doesn’t affect actual work performance. Unfortunately, this couldn’tRead More

When Should I Seek Help For a Substance Abuse Problem?

“What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” – Alice Miller, a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and philosopher Substance abuse can affect anyone, and business professionals are no exception. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental HealthRead More

What Are Some Warning Signs of Substance Abuse Among Nurses?

Nurses have a difficult job, with long hours, little work-life balance, quick breaks, and high demands. Although nurses are typically viewed as not having many problems (after all, they’re there to help!), it’s true that substance abuse does not discriminate. Anyone can be affected, and nurses are very susceptible to problems such as these becauseRead More

As A Judge, Where Can I Find Resources for Substance Abuse Concerns?

Judges experience high-stress environments with lots of administrative protocols, pressures, and deadlines to meet. Judges are expected to uphold a professional, collected appearance, which can further feed into the fuel of denial if not addressed appropriately. Law schools do not stress enough the importance of maintaining mental health, which can lead a person to copeRead More

Your Ultimate Guide to Combatting Opioid Addiction in the Workplace

Opioid addiction has impacted everyone in the United States, from children to parents, government agencies to employers and beyond. The costs of opioid addiction are detrimental; the American Society of Addiction Medicine estimates $10 billion in absenteeism and presenteeism losses for employers alone. Although healthcare policies are taking place to combat opioid addiction, it’s importantRead More

Managing Anxiety and Substance Use Disorder While Running A Business

Executives and CEOs face unique challenges in managing mental illness and addiction, as their entire company’s success relies on their time, effort, and dedication. Treatment for either typically requires a considerable amount of time in a residential treatment program, with even outpatient programs requiring several hours of the day – time which many executives simplyRead More

What Is the Rate of Doctors Who Turn to Substance Abuse?

Widespread belief would state that doctors are the least of concern when it comes to substance abuse, but the reality is that they are just like anyone else – and they have their own concerns, too. A doctor wrote about his experience with substance abuse on the Los Angeles Times; he stated, “My access toRead More

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