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…

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What is Heroin?

Heroin is a powerful opioid made from morphine. People use it by injecting, smoking, or snorting it. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Heroin enters the brain rapidly and binds to opioid receptors on cells located in many areas, especially those involved in feelings of pain and pleasure and in controlling heart…

women gather in gender specific treatment

3 Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment

Substance use disorders don’t discriminate. They affect both women and men, but that doesn’t mean the treatment should be the same for both. Gender-specific treatment programs, such as the ones available at Amatus Recovery Centers, customizes the care plan to meet the needs of women and men individually. It recognizes the genders’ uniqueness and how…

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…