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.
You’re ready to quit opiates, and you know medication-assisted treatment is right for you. But how can you afford the Suboxone prescription?
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?
Today is one of the biggest drinking-oriented holidays of the year, making it tough for some of our sober stars out there. In that spirit, here’s a Workit-style perspective switcher: let’s celebrate some reasons sobriety is lucky!
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.
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.
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.
The media can make a mess out of reporting when it comes to “research”, and alcohol-related headlines are no exception. Case in point: this past summer certain press outlets had a field day reporting on this study, based on a poll of around 5,000 people. In a nutshell, it found that older, married couples were likely to have similar drinking habits.