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17 Oct
Mental Health in the Workplace: do corporations take it seriously? Mental health issues have a huge impact on our society. The implications can affect our social services, health care system and even the economy. People who suffer from mental illness in the workplace are often less productive and have a hard time focusing on the task at hand. This can cause mistakes to happen, which in turn can be harmful to the entire organization. Often, people who suffer from mental [...]
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04 Oct
Talking To Children About Addiction And Mental Illness Overview The relationship between mental illness and addiction to drugs and alcohol is a complex one that has received a great deal of attention in recent years as a public health issue. Research consistently finds a correlation between substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental illness, with drug and alcohol abuse being more prevalent among individuals with mental health conditions. Determining whether a mental health condition leads directly to substance abuse [...]
Addiction Problem, Children, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Family, For Loved One, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Teenage Addiction, Youth Read More
25 Sep
Which Occupations Have The Highest Rates Of Addiction? There are a lot of different factors that can lead people to alcohol or drug use. Some might have suffered from a trauma which led them to a substance use disorder, while others may have family history of drug use that made them more susceptible to such a lifestyle. The circumstances that brought someone on the path to drug or alcohol abuse do not always indicate why they continue to [...]
Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Mental Illness, Opioid Addiction, Recreational Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse Read More
16 Sep
The Evolution Of Addiction And Rehab Addiction: A Historical Perspective Alcohol and Drug Addiction Drug and alcohol use dates back thousands of years.  In 3000 BC, as ancient farmers discovered the intoxicating powers of certain crops, they also created other products from those crops.  Barley was used to make beer, which was widely consumed.  Around the same time, opiates were being cultivated from opium poppy seeds, and used largely among the aristocracy.  [...]
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09 Aug
Addiction and Mental Illness: A Molotov Cocktail of Immense Proportions Have you drunk alcohol in the past 24 hours? Are you addicted to drugs? Do you want to kill yourself?” These were the questions asked of Eric Walton by the officer who booked him at the local police station for violently attacking his father. Eric was 11 years old. His parents viewed jail as the last resort for dealing with him. Having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Eric spent most [...]
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