The Dangers of Study Drugs

The Dangers of Study Drugs

Throughout the country, increasing numbers of high school and college students are turning to study drugs, often referred to as “smart pills.” Students don’t take these drugs to get high. They take them to focus and stay awake. What Are Study Drugs? The term study...
Ethical Drug Testing in the Workplace

Ethical Drug Testing in the Workplace

Employee drug testing, both random and routine, is becoming more common in both government agencies and private industry. Yet the controversy surrounding it is fierce, with one side citing an employee’s right to privacy and the other pointing to workplace safety. What...
Eight Personality Traits of Children of Addicts

Eight Personality Traits of Children of Addicts

Children of addicts are never sure what to expect from day to day. Often their home life is unstable, unsafe, or both. Being the child of someone with an active substance use disorder (SUD) leaves emotional scars and often results in lifelong behavioral and/or...
Love After Recovery

Love After Recovery

When drugs and alcohol have been a big part of life for a prolonged period of time, it can be scary and difficult to imagine doing everyday things while abstaining from substance use. Many people new to recovery worry their love life will be negatively impacted. How...
Hangxiety: An Overview

Hangxiety: An Overview

The term “hangxiety” has become a popular buzzword for the feeling a person gets after a night of heavy or prolonged drinking. It describes the state of being hungover and feeling overwhelmingly anxious, guilty, or stressed. Usually, the feelings get worse as the day...
How Seasonal Changes Affect Recovery

How Seasonal Changes Affect Recovery

Have you ever noticed a slightly negative shift in your mood as summer draws to an end? If you have, you are not alone. Less sunlight, shorter days, colder temperatures, and less time spent outdoors causes many people to feel exhausted, depressed, and irritable....