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)

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 their jobs as … 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