Substance Abuse Among Doctors and Nurses

Substance Abuse Among Doctors and Nurses

Jobs in the medical field can be some of the most rewarding, as well as the most stressful. And just like all other humans, they can get sick, too. In fact, studies have shown that those in the medical field, including doctors and nurses, suffer from substance abuse...
Trauma and Addiction

Trauma and Addiction

May people with substance abuse disorders have experienced abuse or trauma in their lives before struggling with alcohol or drugs. (Abuse in this context means physical, emotional and sexual abuse.) Trauma can be derived from both abuse and other events, such as being...
Men, Addiction and Recovery: Special Issues

Men, Addiction and Recovery: Special Issues

Addiction has been recognized as a disease of the brain that changes the way the user thinks, feels and acts. As a disorder, addiction and substance abuse affect everyone differently. Although both genders experience addiction, often men and women experience their...
Can You Use FMLA When You Go to Treatment?

Can You Use FMLA When You Go to Treatment?

Are you worried about taking leave at work when you go to treatment for a substance use disorder? You may be wondering if you can take advantage of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when you’re away from work. Many people have full-time jobs, and careers struggle...