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Kratom Use Among Health Professionals

Learn about kratom being prohibited by the DEA and then reversing its decision and why. Should we include kratom in health professional testing? February 23, 2020 Actual Case A 37-year-old anesthesiologist participating in residential treatment for opioid use disorder went on a therapeutic leave home to another during the third month of his treatment. UponRead More

Pilots and Depression: A Growing Concern

Note: If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Your life matters. According to BBC News, in 2016, a devastating suicide and homicide occurred on Germanwings Flight 4U 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 28, brought down the plane, losing both his life and over 144 others’. Australia’s News reportsRead More

Pharmacists and Caring For Others: Causes for Concern

Pharmacists are community healthcare professionals who have interactions with individuals experiencing mental illness and addiction on a daily basis. While much research has been done in terms of the effectiveness of pharmacist work in improving patient outcomes, but what factors are impeding them from providing effective care? For many of us, completing work assignments andRead More

5 Subtle Factors That May Be Making You Sick At Work

The Harvard Business Review covered last year the story of a hard-working attorney, aged 35, who had a stroke. Doctors were alarmed, but their guess was that this young woman had bypassed all of the warning signs of stress: ringing in the ears, visual impairments, exhaustion, and more. High-pressure positions can cause many of usRead More

Levels Of Care Professionals Need To Understand: Part Two

Outpatient Outpatient and aftercare are sometimes used interchangeably but are most often two separate levels of care. After completing residential, possibly partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient, many patients are ready to start building independence back into their lives. Outpatient is the more flexible level of care, usually only meeting a few times a week forRead More

Levels Of Care Professionals Need To Understand: Part One

Detox Not everyone who seeks treatment for an addiction will need to undergo detox. For professionals whose addiction has become moderate to severe, detox will be necessary. A clinical detox facility offers comforts to make the process of withdrawal easier while also offering the careful watch of trained clinical nurses. Little therapy occurs during theRead More

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Beneath The Surface: Singer Camila Cabello Opens Up About Intrusive Thoughts

Obsessive compulsive disorder is painted a particular way in mainstream media, typically with colors of neuroticism and anal retentive behaviors. Called a behavioral compulsive disorder, OCD is a combination of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. People who live with OCD either struggle primarily with compulsive behaviors, obsessive thoughts, or a combination of both. Compulsive behaviorsRead More

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