Workplace Bullying

What exactly is bullying? It is classified as repeated, harmful treatment that is costly to all of the people involved; bullying typically includes verbal abuse and threatening actions. In the workplace, bullying is slightly different, as more factors come into play. Bullying is not interpersonal conflict. (Conflict and bullying are two entirely different situations that […]

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Vivitrol

What is Vivitrol used for? Treating alcohol dependence To prevent relapse to opioid dependence and other street drugs (after detoxification) *It is important to note that Vivitrol will be most effective when combined with other alcoholism or drug recovery programs. How does it work? Vivitrol comes as a Naltrexone injection in liquid form. It is […]

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What is K2?

A new drug is emerging, that has recently been coined “fake pot” and is growing in popularity among teenagers. It is generally sold as incense or potpourri and is currently legal in the United States. It is made up of herbal and spice plant products, but is sprayed with a psychotropic drug and produces similar […]

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Effects of Methamphetamine (Meth)

Meth is a drug that has become increasingly popular over the years; however, its effects on the body and brain are far worse than that of many other drugs. Many users say they crave the high because it gives them a great sense of pleasure followed by feelings of euphoria. These results may also be […]

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The Benefits of EAP Programs

An EAP program is originally designed to “enhance employee and workplace effectiveness through prevention, identification and resolution of personal and productivity issues.” What this means is that Employee Assistance Professionals (EAP’s) are hired to help assist employees in obtaining treatment if they need it, in part to enhance the efficiency of the company’s workforce. Some […]

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is an issue that has become more serious as the years have passed. It doesn’t discriminate between age, gender, sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic status, or anything else; it can happen to anyone. Abuse can come in many different forms: physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual abuse are the most common. Physical abuse can vary […]

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Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA’s)

Children that grow up in a family where alcoholism is present tend to develop differently than children that are raised in an “average” household. They are not sure what to expect from their alcoholic parent and they learn to live in a world where chaos and confusion are normal. These ACOA’s eventually develop patterns of […]

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Grief

Grief is a natural response to loss and losing something or someone you love can be very difficult and painful. When you experience a loss, you may feel a variety of emotions that range from anger to sadness, and many others in-between. Sometimes it feels like the hardship will never end, but the good news […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse

Adequate pain treatment has always been a struggle in our society. Frequently, doctors prescribe medication to their patients in hopes that the patient’s symptoms will be minimized. However, recently many people have started abusing these prescription drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs are easily obtained through multiple doctor shopping, over prescribing by physicians, use of someone else’s […]

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Mental Health in the Prison System

“With the reduction of psychiatric beds in past years, there is only one place that can’t say `no’ when you need someone kept away from society: the criminal justice system,” (Daly, 2006). Due, in part, to changes in the economy, the number of mental health services available for prisoners have been reduced, while the number […]

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