build a drug free workplace

What is Drug Abuse At Work Costing Your Business?

How many of your employees can pass a random drug test? Employers both locally and across the country are feeling the pinch of the opioid epidemic in a big way. In this National Employer Drug Survey, more that 70% of the employers are feeling a direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplace.  Read more

Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

Alcohol Abuse Study in AMA Journal Shows Dramatic Increase in Drinking

The results of a study published in the American Medical Association Journal on Psychiatry (JAMA Psychiatry), highlighted The Remarkable Increases in Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) in the past 10 years. Even more startling were these results: Read more

Help to Fight Addiction

It Takes a Community Effort to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

This is a “Call To Action” to fight drug addiction in your community. We have all seen Governor Tom Wolf and Governor Christie discussing the tragic conditions we all face with The Opioid Epidemic. Our state legislators have been passing bills to help fund various programs but we need you to get active too. Read more

Finding The Causes of Addiction Is An Inside Job

Recovery from alcohol and drug abuse is an inside job. You may have heard that statement before in the rooms of a 12 step fellowship but what does that really mean? Causes of AddictionRecovery starts when the addict decides to take action and until that willingness to do something about his or her problem is announced, there is very little you can do for your loved one.

That admission of personal powerlessness must be theirs (Step 1). Often disastrous consequences and brokenness occurs before the addict can finally admit that he or she can’t go on living under the influence of drugs and alcohol…just the way it is. But once that admission happens Read more

The Impact of Too Much Alcohol on Heart Health

Moderating your alcohol consumption is a key ingredient to a healthy heart. Too much of anything is not a good thing and that is certainly true with alcohol. There are a few benefits associated with drinking alcohol in moderation, including: Read more

Synthetic Marijuana Dangers

Talking to Your Teens About Drugs Continues for Years

Whether you have never touched a beer or you once were the life of the party, you were young once and you know that drugs and alcohol use will inevitably come up in teenage conversations. If you want to ensure your kids remain safe and responsible, you should know what teens use, why they choose certain drugs and how you can help prevent your kids from following suit. The conversation with your kids needs to be ongoing. Read more

Many Rehabs in Palm Beach Florida Are Dangerous

NBC News uncovers the sad truth about the billion-dollar drug treatment industry in Palm Beach County Florida. This video is so compelling that we need to share this reality with those in our region who may be considering one of the 400 drug rehabs in Florida for a loved one in their lives. Read more

Sober Activities With Coworkers

Sober Activities After Work Requires Rethinking What’s Important

Now what do I do? While in rehab I learned that I could never drink safely again Things To Do Without Alcoholand I am told to avoid people, places and things that may cause me to consider drinking at all costs. Well, I must work and going out for a drink after work with my coworkers is just part of the culture, isn’t it? In this study from Statitia, more than 75% Read more

Signs of Opiate Abuse

How Do I Know If My Child Is Using Opiates?

The opioid crisis is growing in the United States, and unfortunately, many teenagers are getting caught in the crossfire. More than 13,000 children and teens visited the hospital for some variant of opioid poisoning in a 12-year period leading up to 2012 and each year that number continues to increase1. This video from The Journal of the American Medical Association highlights an increase of 176% since 1997. Read more