Employee Assistance Programsand Mental Health

7 Facts About Substance Abuse Every EAP Professional Should Know

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) have the potential to be powerful ammunition on the frontlines of addiction and mental health issues in the workforce. As more companies begin to rely on EAPs to help alleviate barriers to timely, affordable behavioral healthcare services, it’s important that EAP professionals are up to speed on some key facts about substance abuse.
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Abby Wambach, Sober

Soccer Legend Wambach Scores New Goal — Sobriety

On the soccer field, she may have seemed superhuman. But in her personal life, she was anything but, says Abby Wambach, the world’s leading scorer in international goals.

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College Campus Drug Scene

Need to Get Educated About the Campus Drug Scene? Addiction Expert Says ‘Ask Me Anything’

Movies and TV portray alcohol and drug use as synonymous with college. Little wonder then that incoming students often expect (and their parents fear) that their educational experience will be one big party.
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Substance Abuse at Work

5 Substance Abuse Facts Every HR Professional Should Know

Drug and alcohol problems cannot easily be ignored by human resource managers. Seventy percent of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed, and federal surveys indicate that around 24% of workers admit to drinking at work at least once in the past year.
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September National Recovery Month

Addiction Recovery’s Most Unexpected Rewards

For many, September’s National Recovery Month is personal, a time to reflect on life then as compared to life now and celebrate how far they’ve come.
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Mountain Sunset

Nurture Yourself With Nature

April 22nd was the official celebration of a holiday we should honor all year long: Earth Day began in 1970, when Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson decided to try to direct the enthusiasm of the protest movements of the era toward concrete change in the face of growing alarm about environmental concerns. Read More

Drugs and Social Media

Twitter Asked #ReasonsWhyINeedDrugs — What’s Your Answer?

It’s one of those spontaneous Twitter hashtags that pops up and immediately starts to trend — #ReasonsWhyINeedDrugs. The expected jokes and tributes to getting wasted are there. But there’s also plenty to remind readers that drug use so often grows out of mental and physical health issues.
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Brent Clark's Cards for Recovery

After Addiction and Broken Dreams, a Life Gone Good

Each day, Brent Clark carries five index cards in his back pocket as a reminder of where he’s been and where he could be headed.
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Promises Treatment and Rehab in Malibu

Promises Treatment Centers® and The Promises Foundation Honor Recovery Month with 11th Annual Polo in the Palisades Event

For the 11th year, The Promises Foundation presents its annual Polo in the Palisades charity polo match. The event benefits Miriam’s House, a transitional recovery home for low-income women and their children.

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Find Marijuana in Your Child's Room? How to React Smartly and Safely

Find Marijuana in Your Child’s Room? How to React Smartly and Safely

Imagine the shock of finding marijuana in your child’s room. A million thoughts instantly swarm your mind. You begin to panic and immediately feel like lashing out in rage and sadness. Are you a failure as a parent? Where did you go wrong? Where do you go from here? Read More

Midwestern University- Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Esteemed Addiction Psychiatrist Joins Promises® Professionals Treatment Program

Matthew Goldenberg, D.O., a board certified psychiatrist and addiction psychiatry specialist, joins Promises Treatment Centers® as Associate Medical Director of Professionals Health Services.
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National Conference on Addiction Disorders

Leading Intimacy Expert Robert Weiss Addresses Sex and Tech at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, senior vice president of clinical development for Elements Behavioral Health, will be a featured speaker at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders in downtown Denver on August 21.
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