Cassandra McIntosh

Cassandra McIntosh is a Workit Health contributor. She brings a unique mix of expertise drawn from her background in counseling psychology, socio-organizational psychology and consumer insights.

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The Friendly Sober Skies: 10 Tips for Sober Air Travel This Season

Even those of us who “love traveling” would be hard-pressed to say that we love commercial air-transit, with its recycled air, tarmac wait times, and the TSA (with all due respect TSA, but c’mon). No worries though, your trip needn’t compromise your sobriety. We’ve rounded up some tried and true tips from our Workit team. 

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The Friendly Sober Skies: 10 Tips for Sober Air Travel This Season

Even those of us who “love traveling” would be hard-pressed to say that we love commercial air-transit, with its recycled air, tarmac wait times, and the TSA (with all due respect TSA, but c’mon). No worries though, your trip needn’t compromise your sobriety. We’ve rounded up some tried and true tips from our Workit team. 

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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.

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5 Steps For Talking to A Loved One About Their Pain Med Problem

Maybe it’s just a hunch, or maybe you’re absolutely certain — your loved one is struggling with pain meds, a.k.a. opioids, the term most often used in terrifying headlines ripping through the nation lately. So how do you talk to them about it in the most constructive, helpful way possible?

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Narcan: The Med, The Myth, the Legend!

Tomorrow is National Overdose Awareness Day, and we can’t talk about overdose without talking about Narcan (naloxone) as well. It’s the powerful, life-saving medication that, like almost everything to do with addiction treatment, has inspired a lot of controversy and confusion.

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Why Is My Addicted Loved One Being A Jerk?

The truth is, there are actually many excellent reasons for your loved one acting less than lovely in the throes of addiction. Addiction is a disease that’s practically perfect for bringing out your beloved’s inner beast.

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