DRUGS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Karen in Recovery
April 22, 2020

Why a Change of Environment is an Important Tool in Maintaining Sobriety

For some people, returning to their usual environments after completing rehab can be a serious mistake. A change of environment can be just the therapy some people need to succeed in their new sober lives.

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Ren in Recovery
March 21, 2019

The Implications of One’s Environment in Addiction Recovery

An addict is a creature of habit, someone who tends to use drugs and alcohol in the same places, usually even at the same time of day. It’s called a habit for a reason.

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Karen in Drug Use
January 23, 2019

Is It Time to Scrap Workplace Drug Tests?

Some employers are scrapping pre-employment or workplace drug tests because of the difficulty of finding or retaining employees who can pass them. Is this a sound move? If tests are abandoned, are there any other actions an employer can take to create a drug-free workplace? This is a defeatist, apathetic and scary reason. It sounds like they are scrapping testing for qualified employees, because they can’t find enough qualified employees so they will hire unqualified employees.

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Steve in Recovery
June 18, 2018

Two Top Causes of Relapse

Having been an addict for over 20 years, and a professional interventionist for 17, I’ve seen and experienced quite a few patterns. One pattern I’ve seen over and again has been around the reasons I, and others, relapse. And there are really just a few major culprits; perhaps the most common one is when - after graduating successfully from treatment - a person returns to his same environment…

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