substance use

Addiction in the Workplace: Industries with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse
June 29, 2019

Addiction in the Workplace: Industries with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse

Anyone who has impacted by addiction, whether it’s in their own life or the life of a loved one, knows that the…

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Identifying Substance Use Disorder in a Friend or Loved One
May 31, 2019

Identifying Substance Use Disorder in a Friend or Loved One

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that nearly 19 million Americans currently struggle with substance use disorder. Alongside them…

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Substance Abuse and Sleep Disorder
January 16, 2019

SLEEP DISORDERS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Sleep problems caused by addiction are known as substance-induced sleep disorders, and a person’s sleep habits are known as sleep hygiene. The…

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Occupational Hazard: Career Choices with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse
July 26, 2018

Occupational Hazard: Career Choices with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse

When an individual embarks on a career path, they’re likely considering such pros and cons as salary, contribution to their fellow man,…

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Substance Use and the Olympics
February 5, 2018

A Look at the Relationship between Substance Use and the Olympics

Substance use and the Olympics have been closely linked practically since the beginning of the modern-day games, and perhaps even during their…

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Jobs with High Rates of Substance Abuse and Addiction
January 25, 2018

Jobs with High Rates of Substance Abuse and Addiction

We’re all familiar with the relationship between addiction and music; however, there is also a variety of everyday professions in which substance…

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Helping an Addicted Friend
October 16, 2017

Three Ways to Help an Addicted Friend

Very often we look at a friend who is vulnerable to drug or alcohol dependency and convince ourselves that it’s not our…

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Dropkick Murphys Addiction and Substance Abuse
January 16, 2017

Dropkick Murphys’ New Album Tackles Addiction and Substance Abuse

It’s called 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory and it’s the ninth album from Quincy, MA punk legends Dropkick Murphys. The…

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Substance Abuse Study by Surgeon General
October 8, 2015

Substance Abuse Study by Surgeon General

Big Shout out to the Dr Vivek Murthy the U.S. Surgeon General for planning to release the first-ever “substance use, addiction and health” report next year. He revealed strategies for this at this past weekend’s Unite to Face Addiction Rally. He hopes it will be a complete approach to substance abuse. According to his speech “We’re going to look at the best science on everything, from heroin and marijuana. To alcohol and prescription opioids…and we’re going to launch a national campaign to tackle the prescription drug crisis because we know that someone dies from an opioid overdose every 24 minutes in this country.”

Who is Dr. Vivek Murthy?…

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