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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

DUI – Doctors Under the Influence – and the Consequences (Part I)

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime and doctors, who seem to have about the same rate of substance use disorders as the general population, are not immune. The consequences for DUI have become more severe, especially for physicians and other licensed health professionals, particularly in some states. And forRead 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

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

What Type of Workplace Accommodations Should Be Made for Those with Mental Illness?

Your organization’s environment speaks volumes to the way employees are valued and cared for. While personal life is separate from work life, mental illness can affect a person’s ability to succeed in the workplace, making this an important workplace matter. Each year, billions of dollars are lost in workplace productivity due to employee absenteeism –Read More

How Can Relapse Affect My Work Performance and Success?

Whether you have a mental illness or a substance use disorder (SUD), relapse typically involves reverting back to behaviors you have been working to overcome while in treatment. Many equate relapse as failure, when it is really a true indicator that something in treatment needs to be altered or reinforced. Relapse can tell us aRead More

As An Executive, How Can I Find The Time for Treatment and Recovery?

Between work meetings, project deadlines, never-ending emails and phone calls to make, it may seem nearly impossible to make time for recovery. After all, many executives have found themselves at the hand of substances to cope with unwanted side effects of mental illness, such as racing thoughts, fatigue, nervousness, and more. Unfortunately, this can leadRead More

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