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Posted on May 1, 2018 in Drug Addiction

Jail and Drug Addiction: Not Always a Dead End

In a criminal justice system where 1.5 million of its 2.3 million prisoners meet the DSM-IV criteria for drug addiction, Lake County Jail in Waukegan, IL is making a positive impact. Substance abuse in prisoners is a widespread problem, and one that often goes unaddressed–some argue at the expense of both perpetrator and victim.

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Posted on April 11, 2018 in Addiction

What Happens to Addicts During Disasters & Emergencies?

The loss of property, businesses and personal possessions, coping with life-threatening illness and tragic deaths due to natural disasters are well-documented. Although peer-reviewed articles, blogs and memoirs have been written on the impact of natural disasters on drug users, this important issue is not engraved in the collective public conscience.

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Posted on March 19, 2018 in Love Addiction, Mental Health

Classic Examples of Codependency in Films

Love is the subject of many songs and films, creating a culture in which people are driven to make relationships the most important thing in life. For some people, being in love or having relationships isn’t rewarding. Instead, it is full of drama, turbulence and unpredictability, which may be due to codependency.

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Posted on February 7, 2018 in Recovery

How Do I Get My Job Back After Rehab?

Many people who contemplate getting help for their drug or alcohol addiction worry that their job won’t be there when they return to the workforce. Examples of how drug use impacts work include being late to work repeatedly, taking an inordinate number of sick days, acting combative with colleagues or producing subpar work. Unless you have completely concealed your addiction, chances are your supervisor has noticed these behaviors and may have even discussed them with you.

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