substance abuse

Top Three Jobs with Substance Abuse Problems

Did you know that nearly 75 percent of people who suffer from a substance abuse problem are employed? Not only does drug abuse have a negative impact on productivity, concentration, and overall workplace safety, but it also causes U.S. companies to lose billions of dollars due to an employee’s alcohol and drug use. Certain industries are more prone to substance…

How to Deal with the Stigma of Addiction

According to American stand-up comedian Mitch Hedberg, “alcoholism is a disease, but it’s the only disease you can get yelled at for having.” The hardest part of readjusting to life post substance abuse treatment, is having to deal with the stigma of addiction. This is especially true when it comes to meeting new people and having to apply for jobs.…

Why You Need to Know Who the Wharf Rats Are

Rock ‘n’ roll concerts have long been associated with the drug and alcohol lifestyle – which can make going to these festivities a little bit harder for those in recovery. While being passionate about music and wanting to go to concerts shouldn’t mean that you have to do drugs and drink alcohol in the process – being surrounded by it…

NCAA Potentially Facing New Drug Policy

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has faced recent criticism regarding their current drug policy. According to Brian Hainline, chief medical officer for the organization, “the NCAA’s doping policy is outdated, and there needs to be more consistency among schools.” Since the organization allows each individual school to set their own policy regarding drug testing, as well as set the grounds…

Alcohol to Blame for Family Problems?

From the year 1946 to 2015, the amount of people who attribute drinking as a source of problems within their family has grown 21%; from 15% in 1946, to 36% today. This percentage comes as a surprise, considering that the number of people who reported having eight or more alcoholic drinks has declined since the 1980s. However, the study done…

A Different Take on the War On Drugs

While the War on Drugs aims to impose isolation and pain on addicts, who are already in pain and most likely feeling isolated, there are others stepping forward with other ideas on how to tackle the problem at hand. Except many of these ideas come with a side of compassion and understanding, in lieu of a zero-tolerance policy. In a…

Heroin Usage Continues to Make Headlines

Did you know that between the year 2000 and 2013, the number of deaths due to heroin quadrupled? Not only had that happened, but the highest jump in the amount of deaths took place mainly after the year 2010. What is even more concerning is that in 2000, the age group most affected by the morbidity of heroin was 45-64…

A New Kind of College Party

Paige Cerderna, 24, confessed that, “I had no inhibitions with alcohol, I could talk to guys and not worry about anyone judging me. I remember being really proud the day I learned to chug a beer. I couldn’t get that feeling fast enough.” While this admission may not seem too out of the ordinary, the place where she shares it…

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