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High Functioning Alcoholic

During discussions of alcoholism, the concept of the high functioning alcoholic comes up. In some cases, a person with an alcohol addiction will defend their usage by insisting that they’re able to do their normal activities. However, an alcohol use disorder takes a toll on your body and mind, even if everything outwardly looks fine.…

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Am I an Alcoholic?

Alcohol is a common part of the activities that make up modern life. People gather at bars, have something to drink with their dinners, and otherwise have easy access to alcohol. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to consistent overindulgence that transitions into alcohol abuse. When asking yourself “Am I an alcoholic,” you must consider several…

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Don’t Let Recovery Get You Canned

SoftPro, a Delaware software company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, agreed to pay a former IT employee, Matthew Elliott, $80,000 after Elliott sued the company for firing him for having a perceived disability. Elliott is in recovery from opiate addiction and participated in physician-supervised medication-assisted treatment (MAT) since 2009. When Elliott voluntarily decided to enter…

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Alcoholism and Young Adults

Why Don’t Young People Reach Out For Help With Alcoholism? “Alcohol isn’t really a drug…” “Alcohol is legal!” “It’s not as deadly as heroin- you know what your getting!”   Many young adults who meet the diagnosis for alcohol use disorder aren’t seeking treatment, because they don’t think they have a problem. In a recent…