Drug addiction can appear in all walks of life, even among the very successful. Given the psychological stress and the physical demands of professional sports, even America’s top athletes can sometimes become addicted to opioid pain relievers, alcohol, and other mind-altering substances.
Is there a connection between cannabis use and unemployment?
The prevalence of addiction among medical doctors exceeds that of the general population. Why do doctors fall prey to addiction? How important is it that they get help as soon as possible?
It isn't just impoverished individuals who become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Anyone, from any walk of life, can become addicted, including people who have successful careers. However, no one can use drugs and alcohol AND manage a successful career for long.
Is it possible to predict someone's risk for developing a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction based on the type of career they have? Do some professions exhibit more drug or alcohol misuse among employees than others? And if so, what unique factors about those industries lead people who work in them to misuse substances?
Drug and alcohol addiction is always dangerous. In 2020, it was even more dangerous. How do we know this? Because more people died from drug overdoses in 2020 than in any other year on record.
Addiction to drugs and alcohol can manifest in any workforce. This article looks at the prevalence of substance abuse among legal professionals.
What role have pharmacies played in the opioid epidemic? How have they contributed to it? How have they worked against it?
The opioid epidemic in the United States first began to develop at the turn of the century. Now a National Public Health Emergency, this crisis has been ongoing for over two decades.
Holidays are a time when people often drink to excess, and that can lead to a host of problems such as drunk driving, fights with family, alcohol poisoning, possibly even the first step towards addiction. Might it be a good idea to commit to a sober or “dry” holiday this time around?