Talking to your employer about addiction

Talking to Your Employer About Your Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is invasive. It impacts every area of your life, including your employment. Though the stereotype of a ‘drug abuser’ may be that they are unable to hold down jobs or maintain responsibilities, that’s not usually the case. A U.S. News & World Report article indicates that an estimated 76 percent of those who… Read More

How Alcohol affects alcohol lifespan and aging

Time Flies: Alcohol, Lifespan and Aging

Alcohol is a chemical that can change the physical makeup of the body. People often say that alcohol makes your body older. How can drinking a few glasses of alcohol a week prematurely age you? It may be a bit more complex than you realize. And, while you may believe that alcohol is safe to… Read More

Can you be addicted to advil and other ibuprofen medications?

Addiction to Advil & Other Ibuprofen Medications

When most people think of drug addiction they picture illicit drugs – things like cocaine, heroin, and crystal meth, or prescription drug abuse involving opioids like Fentanyl, Oxy-Contin, and morphine. While it’s true that millions of Americans struggle with addiction to drugs that are either illegal or available only with a prescription, the reality is that over-the-counter medications are a… Read More

A Well-rounded approach to recovery - More than weekly meetings

Beyond Weekly Meetings: A Well-Rounded Approach to Recovery

Getting help in dealing with addiction can be complicated. First, there are practically endless options. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are around 14,500 rehab centers operating at any given time. These include inpatient programs, outpatient programs, detox, weekly meetings and many, many more. The point is that “rehab” can look very different for… Read More

What is the treatment for anxiety, medication or meditation?

Anxiety: Medication vs. Meditation

There are many forms of anxiety that can have a dramatic impact on everything from your relationships to your likelihood of developing a substance abuse problem. They include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia, panic attacks, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Physical symptoms can range from insomnia to tremors and hypertension. Psychological… Read More