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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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…

What is Behavioral Health?

Behavioral health refers to the way that behaviors impact mental, physical, and emotional well-being. This can include anything from eating and drinking habits to mental health challenges and much more. The term “behavioral health” is often used interchangeably with mental health; while behavioral health includes mental health, they are not the same thing. Mental health…

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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…

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How Dangerous Is Social Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day?

Certain holidays seem to be built around the idea of going out and having a few drinks in celebration. St. Patrick’s Day is perhaps the most well-known of these holidays. Every year, people worldwide celebrate the life of Ireland’s patron saint with all things green, including beer and cocktails. Many people associate alcohol abuse with…

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Do I Need Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment?

Many people take prescription medication, especially opioid painkillers or central nervous system depressants such as Xanax. Others may use prescription drugs recklessly, and the abuse of these drugs can lead to the need for treatment. Abuse of prescription drugs is dangerous and can even be deadly for some. That’s why our Amatus Recovery Centers team…

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3 Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

The abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise. It’s considered one of the fastest-growing drug abuse problems in this country. An estimated eighteen million people countrywide have at one time misused prescription medication. Addiction and abuse of prescription drugs are just as dangerous as what you find on the street, like heroin or crack…

Coping with Strong Feelings Sober

A big part of recovery is learning to cope with strong emotions—the kind we previously dealt with by using alcohol or drugs. This change doesn’t happen overnight; it’s something to work towards throughout recovery. Learning to sit with strong feelings not only helps protect against relapse—it gives you emotional resilience and improves your quality of…