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Recovery in Restaurants

The restaurant industry has one of the highest percentages of employees experiencing substance use disorder in the United States. According to a SAMHSA study, 11.8 percent of workers in the food service industry struggle with addiction, a rate lower than only 17.5 and 16.5 percent, respectively representing the mining and construction industries. Alcohol is prevalent…

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The War on Drugs, The Drug Epidemic, and History Repeating Itself

Where did the war on drugs begin? And when will it end? In 1898 diacetylmorphine, better known as heroin, was synthesized in a lab in Germany. It was called “safe” and “free from addiction forming properties.” If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is. In the late 1990’s, the Sackler family of Purdue Pharma, began…

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Can One Cigarette in Adolescence Lead to Substance Abuse?

Does Nicotine Use Lead to Substance Abuse? Cigarette sales in the United States have declined to the lowest they have been in 50 years; however, doctors and parents are now working to figure out the problem that took its place: electronic cigarettes. Just like regular cigarettes, e-cigarettes contain nicotine, an addictive chemical that targets the brain.…