As marijuana becomes more widely available, marijuana in the workplace becomes a more pressing and confusing issue. Twenty-eight states now allow the use of medical marijuana. Eight allow legal recreational use. These numbers are likely to rise as new laws pass. What does this mean for you as an employer? There are three things you … Continue reading Marijuana in the Workplace: 3 Things Employers Should Know
Summertime is prime time for BBQ, beach parties, music festivals and more – all venues where drugs and alcohol are not only common but also prolific. If these are your favorite summer activities, it can be difficult to avoid relapse, or at least to avoid feeling nostalgic about drug use or left out of the … Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Have a Great Summer Without Drugs or Alcohol
Anyone fresh from drug rehab knows the importance of putting her recovery first. In all things, no matter what comes up, there is nothing more important than staying sober after addiction. Staying actively engaged during recovery includes attending therapy, maintaining a medication schedule (if necessary) and continuing to pursue the most beneficial treatments. In most … Continue reading 10 Things You Can Do to Strengthen Your Recovery
Heroin has interrupted your life. It has hurt you physically and emotionally. It has damaged or destroyed relationships with friends, family members, and significant others. You are tired of addiction and ready to begin recovery. You may have tried to reduce your use in the past, or this may be your first time thinking about … Continue reading Cold Turkey vs. Medication: Which Heroin Detox Option Is Right for You?
It may sound simple to find the best possible drug rehab program, but there are a lot of choices. Many programs look good at first, but how do you know which one offer the services your addicted loved one needs? Does the treatment program have the ability to help you navigate the process of recovery … Continue reading Top 5 Must-Haves in Drug Addiction Treatment
Painkiller addiction in the United States has skyrocketed in the last decade. For example, in 2012, healthcare providers wrote 259 million painkiller prescriptions. This amount is enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills. Despite widespread education available on the subject, the problem is a constant struggle for millions of people. Statistics … Continue reading 10% of Patients with Painkiller Scripts Develop Addiction
Some addicts wear their addiction on their sleeve and openly talk about their struggles with substance abuse. However, many addicts live with what is termed “high-functioning addiction.” A high-functioning addict is both physically and psychologically dependent upon their drug of choice, but they still manage to hold down a job and/or remain part of an intact … Continue reading High-Functioning Addiction: What It Looks Like, How to Help
In the past few years, a number of synthetic drugs dubbed synthetic marijuana have hit the black market. Initially legal—because they are as yet unregulated—these drugs often sit on the shelves of truck stops, head shops and online retail establishments in innocent packaging bearing names like “Vanilla Sky” and often described as bath salts with … Continue reading Synthetic Marijuana vs. Natural Marijuana Plants: Which Is Worse for You?
12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are excellent ways to supplement drug rehab. Though these programs do not provide addiction treatment, they offer support to those who are new to sobriety and those who have years invested in abstinent living. For people seeking recovery from addiction, twelve-step programs can provide … Continue reading Surviving the 12 Steps: Advice for Newcomers and Not-So-Newcomers to AA and NA
One of the keys to maintaining sobriety for the long term is intentionality. Choosing your goals, crafting your plan, and being very intentional in everything you do from what you eat to whom you spend time with and how you choose to view the world around you and your place in it can help you … Continue reading Recovery Goals for 2015: Where Will Sobriety Take You This Year?