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Can My Employer Fire Me For Going to Rehab?

Can My Employer Fire Me For Going to Rehab?

There are millions of people grappling with untreated substance use disorder who simply cannot gain or maintain employment because of their disease, however that is not the case for everyone faced with active addiction. It is a common misconception that having an addiction to drugs or alcohol means that a person cannot possibly work or […]

Family Roles in Addiction

How to Identify Family Roles in Addiction

Addiction is an extremely painful disease to have. Those who struggle with it often face the internal battle of wanting to stop but being afraid to. From anxiety and stress to loneliness and anger, the emotions that come along with an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be crippling.  But the addict or alcoholic is […]

opioid crisis in Florida

History of the Opioid Crisis and Florida Statistics

Today, opioids are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the country. They are widely used across all fields of medicine and have reached the medicine cabinets of millions of people. Prescription opioids are so potent that they are most effective in treating patients in end-of-life care, however they are often used to manage […]

Substances abused by first responders

Common Substances Abused by First Responders

First responders face a set of risk factors that can dramatically increase their odds of turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with the effects of their jobs. Many of these risk factors are shared among all first responders. Life-threatening situations No matter if someone is a police officer or a paramedic, all first responders […]

How long does drug detox take

How Long Does Drug Detox Take?

People who struggle with the disease of addiction do not just wake up one day and find that they are suddenly hooked on drugs. Instead, drug addiction takes time to develop. In the very beginning, a person starts experimenting with drugs for one reason or another. For example, they might be looking to impress their […]

Percocet Withdrawal

When Can Alcohol Withdrawal Effects Be Fatal?

Alcohol addiction is a significant problem in the United States. Statistics recently complied by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, sometimes abbreviated as NSDUH, found that more than 15 million American age 12 and older were addicted to this substance. Many have tried to beat this dependency. However, alcohol is one of the […]

Drug Detoxing

Can I Still Get Necessary Medication if I Do a Prescription Pill Detox?

The decision to go through detox and rehab isn’t an easy one to make. While you likely know that you need professional help, there are often certain factors that stand in your way. You may be wondering if you have to quit your job to go through rehab or if you’ll have to give up […]

alcohol detox time duration

What’s the Longest Possible Alcohol Detox Time Duration?

Long-term addiction sufferers live with special circumstances due in large part to the extent of their addiction. That’s especially true of people who have been abusing alcohol for years. The fact is there’s almost always a direct correlation between the extent of someone’s alcoholism and the way it negatively impacts their lives. The impact of […]

medical detox for prescription drugs

Who Will Be Told About My Medical Detox from Prescription Drugs?

America is currently mired in an epidemic of prescription drug abuse. The abusers are medical patients with a legitimate prescription from a physical condition, as well as individuals who are buying prescription drugs right off the streets from illicit drug dealers. The drugs don’t care who is using them. Drugs like amphetamines and prescription painkillers […]

cocaine detox

What Does A Typical Cocaine Detox Look Like?

Cocaine use and dependency in the United States is a significant concern. Some officials opine the problem is reaching epidemic status. Statistics compiled by the United States government concluded that, in 2016, more than 10,000 lives were claimed as the result of overdoses. Moreover, during that same year, more than one million Americans tried the […]

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