Workplace

Why Construction Workers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction, and What to Do About It

Why Construction Workers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction, and What to Do About It

A recent study in Massachusetts illuminated what occupations carry a greater risk for opioid dependence and overdose death. Construction workers, fishers, farmers, material movers, repairmen, transportation workers, food service workers and healthcare support workers in Massachusetts all had significantly higher rates of opioid overdose deaths compared to the average.

5 Truths For Addicts In High Stakes Careers From ‘The Addicted Lawyer’

5 Truths For Addicts In High Stakes Careers From ‘The Addicted Lawyer’

The truth is out: doctors, lawyers, and politicians are people too. Like the rest of us, they can struggle with moderate to severe substance use disorder, and it’s about time we talk about it. Luckily, more and more professional leaders are opening up about their struggles with addiction, taking on stigma and the cultures within their professions that contributed to keeping them sick.

Addictive Behaviors Are Impacting Your Workforce And Your Bottom Line

Addictive Behaviors Are Impacting Your Workforce And Your Bottom Line

Reality is, a huge number of people in the workforce struggle with addictive behaviors; over 20 million met the criteria for substance use disorders in 2014 (according to SAMHSA). That's around 8% of the population, and only includes those who meet the full diagnostic criteria. Millions more struggle with risky use and other addictions.