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What You Need to Know About Substance Abuse in the Workplace

substance abuse in the workplaceSubstance abuse is a real problem, especially in Canada. A study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that Canadians drink more than 50% above the global average. And while most people associate alcoholism and drug use with troubled homes, life on the streets, and criminal activity, the fact is that most users are regular people going about their normal routines — including showing up for work, at least most of the time.

As a co-worker or a boss, it is important to know the warning signs and the facts, so that if such a situation does arise, you will be fully prepared to take the correct actions and help that person deal with drug or alcohol abuse. Check out these substance abuse in the workplace statistics:

It’s Really Dangerous
Substance abuse in the workplace isn’t...

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What To Do In the Case of Weed Addiction

best rehabWhile marijuana is not chemically addictive, it can become a behavioral addiction that can seriously interfere with daily life, responsibilities, and productivity. Weed addiction is often symptomatic of other issues.

The drug, like any other drug, is used as an escape and coping mechanism, so a developed dependency may be indicative of other, deeply rooted problems. Most importantly, the pleasure and ease of escape from one’s problems with marijuana can lead to chemically more dangerous additions, like drug and alcohol dependencies. These more serious substance abuse issues are much harder to shake, and much more harmful — indeed, 47,000 Canadian deaths are to linked to substance abuse annually.

The First Step: Recognition
Recognizing and acknowledging a dependence to marijuana is the firs...

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Who Is Rehab Really For?

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Alcohol addiction treatment is a topic many people are unwilling to discuss. The word “addiction” always sounds dirty and sinful, and it’s hard for most people to think of it objectively as an illness or changeable condition. Talking about addiction, treatment and the intersections between each invariably brings up memories of loved ones who we lost to these destructive processes.

Yet what is really happening as a result of this hesitancy? Is it helping young people between ages 15 and 24, who are more likely to experience mental illness and substance abuse than any other age group? Is it the people who have received alcohol addiction treatment at drug abuse rehab centers, and are now left stigmatized and voiceless regarding their experience? Is it for those who work at these centers, whethe

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