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The Hidden Victims of the Addiction Epidemic

America is experiencing one of the most concerning epidemics in our history. Substance use disorders and related issues are reaching pandemic levels. To be exact, more than 60,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017, an-all time high. This represents a 50%...

Reflection on our SHRM Article

Accommodating Workers with a History of Substance Abuse A Healthy Work Environment is one that is safe, empowering, and satisfying. Parallel to the World Health Organization definition of health, it is not merely the absence of real and perceived threats to health,...

Finding Addiction Treatment for your Daughter

If you’re a parent looking for an addiction treatment program for your daughter, you may be operating out of a “crisis mode”, running off of stress and emotion. This is a very uncertain and scary time, and the needs of you and your daughter are immediate. Only 10...
Jeffersonian Dinner on the Addiction Epidemic

Jeffersonian Dinner on the Addiction Epidemic

Statistics and Figures National Information Note: All statistics and figures are from the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health from November 2016: https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/surgeon-generals-report.pdf One in seven Americans will...

Empty Nest Syndrome Leading to Addiction

The sound of little feet running through the house, in time, turns into phones ringing and loud music playing. This is something that parents just get used to – sounds of their children growing up and experiencing life. Something that many parents cannot get used to...