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Drug Overdose Deaths Reach All-Time High

In October 2017, opioid addiction—mostly due to indiscriminate prescription of painkiller medications—was declared a public health emergency in the United States. By March 2020, an even bigger health emergency—the global pandemic of COVID-19 infections—had taken public attention away from opioids. Within a year, however, it became clear that the new health crisis was fueling the old.…

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How Does Alcohol Affect the Liver?

Drinking can affect your health in many ways. Alcohol can impact the brain, the stomach, and the heart, among other organs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also important to understand that excessive alcohol can weaken the body’s immune system. Most people associate drinking with liver damage. How does alcohol affect the liver? Basic Liver Functions…

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Going Back to Work After Rehab

You have successfully completed treatment for your addiction to drugs or alcohol and are ready to return to your job. Restarting your career can be challenging after addiction treatment. Going back to work after rehab can involve dealing with questions, legalities, and stigma. Stigma of Addiction and Rehab When you were using drugs or alcohol,…

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Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying doesn’t just happen in the schoolyard. Professionals can also experience bullying in the workplace. There are many reasons why people bully and there are steps a professional can take to bring it to a stop. National Stop Bullying Day is October 13, a day focused on examining the causes, the effects, and the solutions…

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Psychological Stress Among Frontline Workers

Even during “normal” times, the stress felt by frontline workers can be tremendous. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the psychological stress among frontline workers has become a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Unprecedented Pressure During the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline workers are facing a level of pressure that is unprecedented. As they help others…