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. …




Is Your Job Leading You to Substance Abuse

Some people feel as though their job is leading them to substance abuse, or for those who are already addicted to drugs and alcohol, they blame their job for being the deciding factor that caused them to go on to abuse drugs and alcohol.  This to a degree can make or break one’s recovery process. …




Kratom: Deadly Drug or Alternative Medicine

In this day and age, it would seem that there is always another drug that people are getting hooked on and that it would appear that substance abuse is continuously becoming a more and more concerning issue and problem.  It’s been my observation that substance abuse just keeps getting worse and worse, despite my and others…




Deadly New Super Pill Killing First-Time Users

According to WFLA.com, St. Petersburg, FL: “The super pill is a super mystery. No one knows where the deadly drug is coming from or who’s making it. The lethal contents of the small white pill are cleverly packaged. It looks just like a Xanax. But, looks can be deceiving and deadly. The fake Xanax is…




Intervention

What to Do When Your Loved One Refuses to Get Help for Addiction

Addiction is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when people hear the term disease. However, it is a disease because it can impair the mind and body. People who have an addiction are unable to control it. Their whole life revolves around their addiction, and they may go to great lengths to…




Substance Abuse: Causes and Effects

Substance abuse ranges from addictions to alcohol or narcotics to any type of mood-altering drug including over-the-counter and prescription drugs. There are also solvents and inhalants that can be considered substance abuse, and there are also drugs that don’t directly affect mood like steroids. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that 8.9 percent…



Is Any Progress Being Made In Stopping Drugs At US Borders

Is Any Progress Being Made In Stopping Drugs At US Borders?

The United States Border Patrol was created in 1924 and today holds the heavy burden of identifying and preventing drugs from crossing into our nation. Funding for such efforts reached over $10 billion in 2010. As the United States continues to allocate resources to border patrol and drugs remain widely available, the question remains, “Is any…



Cocaine Addiction Will Have a Negative Effect on Your Work Performance

Cocaine addiction not only affects your health, but it also affects your performance in the workplace. There are many other ways that cocaine addiction can have a negative effect on your work performance. Below is a list of some of the ways that your business can suffer from a cocaine addiction: Increased Sick Days Cocaine…



Understanding How Addiction Became Public Enemy #1

Addiction became a declared public enemy due to significant cultural changes in the latter part of the twentieth century, and to this day addiction has remained a top social and political priority. Billions of dollars have been spent by the government and the public to tackle the problems associated with addiction. The Start of the…