Category: Legal

Addressing Opioid Abuse in the Workplace
Addiction

Addressing Opioid Abuse in the Workplace

America’s opioid crisis permeates every level of society—over 75 percent of all employers have been affected by opioids in the workplace, yet less than a third of these same employers feel adequately prepared to handle the issue. Workplace overdose fatalities for drugs and alcohol alike have been on the rise

The Differences Between Substance Misuse, Abuse, and Addiction
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The Differences Between Substance Misuse, Abuse, and Addiction

The terms “misuse,” “abuse,” and “addiction” are often used interchangeably when discussing drug addiction, but in truth, each is unique from one another. In many contexts, this layman’s replacement is perfectly acceptable—for example, whether you hear that someone is an alcohol abuser, alcohol addict, or alcoholic, you likely get the

Knowing the Difference Between Opioids and Opiates
Addiction

Knowing the Difference Between Opioids and Opiates

Opioids, opiates, alcohol, cocaine, steroids, and ecstasy are all examples of drugs abused on a regular basis. But many people may ask, “Aren’t opioids and opiates the same thing?” The truth may surprise you, as opioids and opiates are, in fact, two different types of drugs. Though there may be

The Relationship Between Drug Abuse And Crime
Addiction

The Relationship Between Drug Abuse and Crime

There is no positive outcome that results from drug use. Not only does drug use degrade one’s body, but it also: Ravages health Ruins relationships with loved ones Decreases quality of life Reduces personal wealth Increases risk of death It also increases one’s risk of being incarcerated. The relationship between

Losing Custody Of Children From Addiction
Addiction

Losing Custody Of Children From Addiction

Drug and alcohol abuse doesn’t just affect an addict’s health and wellbeing, it has widespread repercussions that impact all who are close to them. Children are some of the hardest hit by addiction. Children of addicts risk losing their parents to jail, being removed and put in alternative care, and

How to Take Time Off for Rehab
Addiction

How to Take Time Off for Rehab

Finding the opportunity and courage to enroll in rehab can be among the biggest and challenging steps of recovery. Some fear the unknown of rehabilitation and processes such as detox and group sessions. Others hold a firm stance against rehabilitation because they cannot imagine a life without drugs or alcohol.

MDMA Use And Tennessee Penalties And Law 
Addiction

MDMA Use And Tennessee Penalties And Law 

Ecstasy, or MDMA, is known as a popular party drug that is most commonly seen used in the club scene. While it may seem innocent enough to use for a good time or a fun night out, it is a Schedule I drug in Tennessee. This is critical because it

What Does It Cost To Be A Drug Addict?
Addiction

What Does It Cost To Be A Drug Addict?

Being addicted to drugs is not the same thing as engaging in experimental substance use. Even though the American Psychiatric Association does not classify drug abuse and dependency as anything other than a substance use disorder, trying out substances does not always lead to addiction. That being said, drug addiction

Paths to Recovery: One Size Does Not Fit All
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Paths to Recovery: One Size Does Not Fit All

Recovery is an individualized process that typically involves detoxing, figuring out core issues and any co-occurring disorders whether they are of a physical or emotional in nature, and finding sober coping skills and techniques. One must utilize these skills and techniques in daily life as they find a sober support

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