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FMLA: Everything You Need to Know

What is FMLA? The Family and Medical Leave Actwas passed in 1993 as a means for families to be able balance their family obligations along with work. How it works is that the law states that employers must allow employees to take unpaid time off or leave in order to care for recover from a…

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Alcohol Addiction

FMLA, ADA, and Alcoholism: What You Need to Know 

Alcoholism is a serious medical condition that affects a shocking number of Americans. With more an estimated 15 million Americans suffering from alcohol abuse, this is a topic that hits home for many people. Both the FMLA and ADA offer protection to employees suffering from substance abuse. However, the FMLA and ADA differ in the type…

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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

If a member of your family has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, there is help available. And while your family member may be doing all they can to stay sober, there is the possibility of what is known as Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS).

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MDMA Ecstasy Addiction

Is Ecstasy addictive? Myths and Facts

The drug known as “ecstasy” has spread throughout the party and rave circuit to affect tens of thousands of people worldwide. But what exactly is the drug? What can it do to a human’s body and mind? Finally, and most importantly: Is ecstasy addictive?

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Alcohol Detox

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol Withdrawal

Detoxing from alcohol isn’t the same as detoxing from other substances. If not done carefully and under the care of a professional, an unsuccessful attempt to quit alcohol could have serious consequences. If you or someone you love is considering getting alcohol out of their lives for good, here are eight tips you probably didn’t know, but should.

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Xanax Addiction: The Risks & Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

What Are Signs of Xanax Addiction?

There are physical and psychological signs of Xanax addiction. First of all, Xanax is prescribed for a number of issues — mainly anxiety. However, it also works for agitation, seizures, mania, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal, and insomnia.

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The Correlation Between Depression and Substance Abuse

According to the NIMH, as of 2014, almost 8 million people in the United States had a mental illness (like depression) along with a substance abuse problem…

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Anxiety and Substance Abuse: A Guide to Understanding the Relationship

Almost 20 percent of Americans have some type of anxiety. Along with those who have anxiety, some people have co-occurring disorders. These include substance abuse…

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