By Pat Matuszak It might be the most common fear that keeps people out of rehabilitation from substance addiction. It’s not the fear of withdrawal, and it’s not worry about what they’ll face in the process of recovery. It’s the fear of losing their job. Losing a career you love is a high price to…

By Christa Banister You’ve been asked to give an important presentation at work with all your coworkers present. Or maybe you’ve finally agreed to that blind date with the “perfect” guy or girl your friends have been raving about. Perhaps you’ve accepted an evite where you’ll know next to no one and have second thoughts…

By Martha McLaughlin Opioid addiction touches every segment of American society. No one is immune, and there are a lot of different ways people become addicted or respond to treatment based on varying characteristics and backgrounds. But research shows women have been hit especially hard by the opioid crisis. Let’s take a closer look at…

By: Kathryn Millán, LPC/MHSP Sexual harassment and assault have come to the forefront of American culture this year, as allegations against politicians, actors, employers and cultural leaders emerge. Simply watching the evening news can feel overwhelming for people who have experienced sexual assault firsthand. Sexual harassment can be traumatic — but there is hope. A…

By: Taylor Davis The opioid epidemic is one of the hottest topics in the healthcare industry today. With more than two million Americans addicted to prescription painkillers and more than 90 dying from opioid overdoses each day, healthcare organizations of all types are asking, What can we do to treat this addiction and prevent this…

By Martha McLaughlin There is a strong relationship between addiction and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An article in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism notes that studies have found the lifetime risk of addictive illness among ADHD patients to be double that of those without the condition.1 Although the correlation is clear, the reasons for…