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5 Signs of a Competitive Workplace and How to Succeed

Especially in fast paced and high energy work environments, I tend to hear a lot about competition in the workplace and employees competing back and forth amongst themselves in an effort to do well in the workplace. I do not think that there is anything wrong with this if it is gone about in the…



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Early Warning Signs of a Relapse

There is no doubt anymore that drug and alcohol abuse and addiction is a very real and a very concerning issue in this country, one of which seems to only get worse and worse as the years go by, bringing with it a wide range of other problems that have to be dealt with. Now,…



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Why Returning to Work After Recovery is Important

Drug and alcohol addiction truly is one of the most devastating issues in this country, one of which I would greatly like to see taken down a notch as soon as is possible.  Drug and alcohol addiction seems to be just an ongoing and a worsening issue that creates more concern and more crisis factors…



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Advice for Repairing Your Family’s Finances After Rehab

There is no doubt whatsoever that when one is addicted to drugs and alcohol, one absolutely needs to go to a treatment center.  It is these treatment centers that offer the most effective route for anyone who is struggling with an addiction. Inpatient rehabilitation programs are the only treatment centers out there that can effectively…




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The Role Corporate Mission Statements Play in Becoming a Great Leader

By and large, gone are the days where a simple, average 9 to 5 salary based career at the same company for multiple decades is appealing or successful.  In our parents’ time, spending decades with the same business was seen as incredibly remarkable.  Now, it is seen as not moving with the times, not creating…




How Addiction Can be Used as a Strength During a Job Interview

We almost always associate drug and alcohol addiction as a negative thing, and as having negative connotations connected to it.  True enough, this is very much the case and people who struggle and suffer from drug and alcohol addiction tend to believe that their lives are forfeit, that they are worthless as beings, and that…




Why You Should Network with Other Business Owners in Recovery

Networking is the name of the game when it comes to business in this day and age.  It would seem that networking, branding, gaining recognition, and really reaching out there and making yourself known is just as important to the success of a business as the value and integrity of the product or service that…




Why Mentoring is Effective in Both Addiction Rehab and the Office

Mentoring, motivational speaking, life coaching, these are all some of the greatest services and new industries of the 21st century.  In fact, some of the most successful people in the United States now swear by mentoring and life coaching in such a way that they are able to use such skills and services to really…




What to Do When Opiate Addiction Takes Over a Colleague

Here’s one thing that we never, ever want to see in our lifetimes. A colleague, co-worker, associate, loved one, spouse, family member, friend, child, or anyone that we know for that matter becoming addicted to opiates. Having been very involved in recovery and rehabilitation for addiction myself, I know how bad opiates are and how…




Why it’s Important for Leaders to Recognize Their Weaknesses

There is nothing worse than a vain, egotistical, or self-righteous boss.  Wouldn’t you say?  When someone is totally full of themselves, that’s bad enough.  But when someone is full of themselves and they happen to be in a leadership position?  That’s no fun at all.  Bosses and leaders should not be vain, egotistical, or self-righteous. …