Mental Health and Addiction Treament

Understanding Suicidal Thoughts: A Practical Guide to Getting Help

By Martha McLaughlin  Suicide isn’t an easy topic. It’s not a subject that’s brought up at parties, at the dinner table or even between friends. This discussion is usually avoided, so you may feel like you’re the only one having thoughts of suicide. But you’re not alone. In fact, a U.S. study determined that 3.7 … Continue reading Understanding Suicidal Thoughts: A Practical Guide to Getting Help

Drug Abuse

Opioid Prescription Rates Are Slowing Down, but Overdoses Are Not

By Kathryn Millán, MA, LPC/MHSP The opioid crisis in America continues to be a serious public health issue. The good news is that doctors are finally beginning to slow opioid prescriptions, especially for people with minor injuries or outpatient surgeries. Opioid use in the news has spread awareness, and many people are writing and calling … Continue reading Opioid Prescription Rates Are Slowing Down, but Overdoses Are Not

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)