Tag: substance abuse

Don’t Suffer in Silence, Break Free from Substance Abuse

Don’t Suffer in Silence, Break Free from Substance Abuse

February 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

In the U.S. alone, over 23 million Americans are estimated to suffer from alcohol and/or drug-related addictions. According to the anti-drug campaign, DrugAbuse.gov, substance abuse in the U.S. costs taxpayers a whopping $600 billion, annually, in expenditures induced by crime, lost work, productivity, and healthcare!

Substance Abuse in the Armed Forces

Substance Abuse in the Armed Forces

January 9, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

While drug use is strongly discouraged in the armed services, many veterans know that there is a general culture of acceptance of alcohol abuse. Soldiers, seamen, airmen and Marines work hard — and tend to play hard. For many vets, however, this cycle becomes an addiction and begins to affect their health and their relationships.

Which Jobs Lead to Substance Abuse?

Which Jobs Lead to Substance Abuse?

August 26, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Drug abuse can cause irreparable harm on one’s body, a well-known fact supported by thorough research. What often goes overlooked is how drug addiction can impact one’s ability in the workplace, in addition to how it can negatively impact their co-workers. Learn more about which jobs are most likley to lead to substance abuse in this infographic.