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Mental Health Statistics by State: How We Rank

While many Americans struggle with mental illnesses like anxiety and PTSD, most of them do not seek treatment from a qualified professional. The ripple effects of unaddressed mental illnesses can be devastating. For example, depression increases the risk for many types of physical health problems, particularly long-lasting conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Lost productivity…

anxiety at work

Anxiety at Work

While some amount of stress is inevitable in daily life, many professionals in high-pressure careers face consistently high stress levels. Anxiety can make you dread going to work, have trouble maintaining healthy relationships with colleagues or even interfere with your ability to do your job. Anxiety at work may also spill over into your home…

going back to work after rehab

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,…

professional laboratory monitoring

What is Professional Laboratory Monitoring?

Random drug and alcohol testing is a requirement for many safety-sensitive professions. Pilots and other transportation professionals must be tested regularly to ensure they are fit for duty. When professionals are in treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, random testing can also help reinforce their progress in recovery. Professional laboratory monitoring helps ensure testing…

silent retreat

What is a Silent Retreat? | Spirituality and Recovery

Sometimes you just need to be still and reflect. That can be difficult to do in a hectic world, especially as working professional who is also challenged with recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Taking time to focus inward can help you through your recovery, though. Spirituality and recovery have a connection that…

addiction resources during COVID-19

Government Provides Addiction Resources During COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted a lot of normal activities in everyone’s daily life. As a professional in addiction treatment, you may need additional support to manage your recovery. While you are working through your addiction program, you also need to remain safe from the virus itself. The government has provided addiction resources during COVID-19…