General Issues

How Companies Can Help Employees When They Have an Addiction: Explaining the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

By Becca Owens Addiction usually permeates every area of life, including work, and work often exacerbates the problems of addiction. Even when someone has become very skilled at hiding signs of addiction from family, the environment of work can often spotlight the difficulties of managing an addiction and work life simultaneously. Employees may fear losing … Continue reading How Companies Can Help Employees When They Have an Addiction: Explaining the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

General Issues

What’s In a Name? Understanding the Importance of Transgender Identity

By: Kathryn Millán, LPC/MHSP If someone you know has shared that they are transgender or identify as transgender, you may already be aware that it took a great deal of courage to share this identity. Transgender people have faced thousands of years of persecution and judgment, but society is turning over new leaves in understanding … Continue reading What’s In a Name? Understanding the Importance of Transgender Identity

Drug Abuse

Explaining Fentanyl

By Melissa Riddle Chalos A major headliner in U.S. media, the opioid crisis is now beyond epidemic, reaching pandemic proportions. Opioid overdoses now kill more people each year than breast cancer,1 more than the Vietnam War2 — reaching a record-setting high in 2016, up 20 percent from the previous year.1     Many experts suggest … Continue reading Explaining Fentanyl