Can I Get Fired

Can I Get Fired for Attending Addiction Treatment?

You may be ready to enter addiction treatment, but worried doing so could cost you your job. Fortunately, there are legal protections that allow you to attend substance use disorder treatment without worrying about job security. Any business with 50 or more employees, and public agency or school with any number of employees, is covered…

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Happy Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, a time to honor trans folks’ experiences. Visibility is important and often lacking for transgender people, even within LGBTQIA spaces. When I look up statistics on addiction for the different categories of the queer umbrella, it’s hard to even find specifics for trans people.  Minority Stress, Internalized Transphobia, and…

a man struggles with alcohol addiction

How Does Alcohol Addiction Begin?

Drinking alcohol in moderation isn’t a problem for many people, so why do some develop an alcohol dependence? Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical problem that makes it hard to control alcohol consumption whether you drink once a day or once a year. At Amatus Recovery Centers, we have years of experience helping people…

a woman learns about alcohol during national drugs and alcohol facts week

What You Can Learn During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is an annual observance designed to raise awareness about drugs and alcohol within the teen community. Since 2010, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has provided educational events in communities to help teens understand drug use. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week’s ultimate goal is to rebuke…