Have We Lost the Ability to Feel?

Have feelings become something to avoid? Have we become a society where it’s socially unacceptable to show emotions? For women especially, emotions can be viewed negatively. In the workplace, for instance, women worry about being seen as sensitive, emotional or high-strung (words almost never applied to men, by the way). Crying at the office can […]

Substance Abuse Treatment, Gender & Future Employment

Gender issues are a hot topic in today’s culture, whether its pay inequality, sexual harassment or gender identity, everyone has an opinion, and the conversations can get heated. It’s no surprise to learn that gender affects employment opportunities, especially in certain male-dominated fields, but how does the type of substance abuse treatment that women get […]

Are Drugs Like Flakka Simply a Sign of Thrill-seeking?

Trends come and go, preferences ebb and flow and names change with the speed of a fighter jet. It can be difficult to keep up with the latest hip drug of choice, but it’s important to remain aware of what’s happening out on the street, inside schools, behind closed doors at college dorms or out […]

The Facts On Alcohol Poisoning

Just because we’ve been able to pinpoint a negative behavior and give it a name, doesn’t mean we’re able to curb it. The term “alcohol poisoning” is a fairly new addition to our American lexicon, but the problem existed even before we knew what to call it. Awareness is only a first step in addressing […]

US Drug Use By the Numbers

The results are in. The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings¹ has been released. The report is a joint project prepared by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and by […]