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Police Officers Face Unique Challenges in Addiction Treatment

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a medical problem that often causes profound shame and embarrassment. These feelings are even more intense when the individual is in law enforcement, a profession that depends on self-discipline, control and cooperative action. These individuals may be particularly reluctant to admit the depth of [...]

2018-04-19T13:56:27+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Addiction|

Work Stress and Substance Abuse

The relationship between work-related environments and substance abuse is not new. There are several models (mostly focused on work stress and alcoholism) that examine this dynamic. To begin worker substance abuse is a serious public health issue. The ramifications of substance abuse, either alcohol or other drugs, (also known as [...]

2018-04-15T03:05:49+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Addiction|

Tips for Living with an Addict

Addiction is nearly ubiquitous in contemporary society. It seems that everyone knows someone with an inability to control their dependency on some substance or medication or alcohol. While the battle for overcoming addiction lies with the person afflicted with the addiction, there is also a battle that rages for the [...]

2018-04-11T21:41:01+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Addiction|

How Codependency is Related to Addiction

Codependency is a term that's often used in the mental health profession and among people who work with addicts. However, as it's not an officially recognized disorder or mental illness, it isn't listed in guidebooks such as the DSM (there is a listing for Dependent Personality Disorder, but that isn't [...]

2018-04-09T20:27:32+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Addiction|

Why Do Criminal Addicts Constantly Relapse?

Addiction in the criminal justice system has been studied for decades leaving some of the brightest minds in the field banging their proverbial heads on the wall in frustration. Addicts are some of the most difficult people to motivate and work with and then add the criminal justice system element [...]

2018-04-01T02:20:35+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Addiction|

Alcohol, Women and Its Impact on Their Health

There is every reason why alcohol, women and its impact on their health should be discussed. Research has demonstrated for decades that women's bodies respond differently to alcohol than men's, and, for the average woman, the results are negative. Alcohol is processed differently in men and women’s bodies. In women, the [...]

2018-04-09T14:26:25+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

St. Patrick’s Day is Just Another 24 Hours in Recovery

For those in recovery or abstaining from alcohol and drugs, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, as with any other publicly celebrated holiday, can be challenging. There is a tendency for many in our culture to view these days as a way to drink and drug excessively. There are several ways one [...]

2018-03-14T16:05:03+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Recovery|