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Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse in the Workplace: A Psycho-Educational Approach

The opioid crisis has affected everyone in the United States, whether directly or indirectly. Prescription drug abuse has the potential to negatively affect many aspects of a person’s life, including work, school, home, and social areas. According to the National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance, an estimated 23% of the U.S. workforce has used prescription drugs forRead More

A Crisis of Physician Health in California

California was one of the first states to develop a program for early detection and treatment of physicians with substance abuse problems, but the program was closed in 2007. Now, California is one of the only states lacking such a program. The result has been catastrophic for many physicians and their patients. Substance use disordersRead More

Why Alcoholism Rates Are So High For Lawyers

When it comes to alcoholism, there is a connection between career choices and drinking habits. Unfortunately, certain professions seem to have greater percentages of workers who struggle with alcohol abuse. The American Bar Association (ABA) published a study that confirms that lawyers have a higher percentage of people who abuse alcohol when compared to theRead More

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

Why Would a Medical Consultation Be Beneficial To Me?

If you’ve decided to move forward with treatment for a substance addiction, medical consultations are extremely important. From a holistic perspective, your healthcare team should want to know everything that’s been affecting you, and your medical history and present status can provide detailed information to your health. Medical consultations can be beneficial for entering aRead More

What Alternative 12-Step Groups Are Available to Me?

Twelve step groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), have become an incredibly powerful option for many in their journey to recovery, as they provide individuals the opportunity to meet others who can guide them through their challenges and successes. However, these types of groups are often based on a religious foundation, which does not alwaysRead More

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