Taking the Fear Out of Rehab

Rehab is something you absolutely don’t need to be afraid of. Contrary to what you might think, it’s not filled with bleak hallways and cell-style rooms where people sit in circles, shamefully revealing their stories and repenting the various misdemeanors that come with a life of addiction. In fact, many people report having very positive […]

Anxiety, Genetics and Addiction

Anxiety is one of those disorders that often finds sufferers looked down on or misunderstood. After all, can’t they just “get over it”? Well-meaning loved ones try to reason it away and frustrated friends try to talk you out of feeling the way you do. As with many other mental health issues, it’s not very […]

Addiction as Disease

“Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than ever, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives,” according to The National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA). But despite the great strides we’ve made in understanding addiction […]

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 […]