Month: October 2017

The Addict in The Workplace

October 30, 2017

There is no clean path for the opioid epidemic or guaranteed plan to solve its impact on the workplace. That ranges from worker protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act and having legitimate prescriptions for the painkillers and ADHD medications like Adderall & Ritalin to convincing employees that telling management about a co-worker’s struggles won’t […]

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What is a drug overdose?

October 20, 2017

If you suspect you or someone else is in danger of an overdose, please call 911 or your local equivalent emergency services. Drug overdoses can take place intentionally or accidentally. If a person consumes a drug more frequently than prescribed or more than the recommended dosage, she could become a victim of a drug overdose. Along […]

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How Cocaine Affects the Body

October 13, 2017

Back in September we took a look at the different ways opiates can harm the body. Today we’re continuing the education series and reviewing what cocaine is and the dangers it’s use brings. Cocaine is considered a very powerful stimulant and addictive substance, which is derived and processed from the leaves of the coca plant. […]

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Senior Citizens and Addiction

October 3, 2017

Substance abuse issues among senior citizens has become one of the fastest growing health issues today. A considerable percentage of seniors in Arizona have already become victims to this disease. Prescription drugs (most commonly prescribed post surgery) and alcohol play the major roles in the statistics. Estimates go as high as 25% for seniors who […]

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