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 […]

The Facts On Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning — when a person’s blood alcohol level gets so high that necessary life functions begin to fail — is a preventable, yet highly fatal condition.1 Around six times every day, someone in the U.S. dies of alcohol poisoning after drinking too much in a single binge.2 Over three-fourths of those deaths are men, […]

Paying for Treatment

When you or a loved one is in need of drug or alcohol treatment, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to pay for it. Finances shouldn’t be a barrier to anyone getting vital, life-saving help. And even if the money for treatment IS available, getting access to it can […]

Tips for Avoiding Relapse Triggers During the Holidays

For those in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse, there are certain times that are more emotion-filled, leaving them at greater risk for relapse. Easing back into “real life” after treatment can be hard enough, but the holidays can bring reality crashing back in at top speed. Emotions can go into overdrive as a result […]

The Role of a Family Mediator

Mediation may seem like a strange term to use when talking about addiction and intervention, but it can play a key role in the process. In a legal sense, mediation is a formal process for resolving disputes with two or more parties, producing concrete effects or action steps. Mediators can be helpful in a variety […]