Stress is inherent to any workplace, but when you are in the addiction treatment industry, stress becomes a significant component of your day. It is truly admirable how addiction treatment professionals are able to endure so much stress. Their job stress can be cumulative and chronic, building over time. Having heavy caseloads or working with challenging problems or challenging clients is not easy. In fact, a 2018 CNN Money survey reports that 85% of addiction counselors report that their job is […]
When we hear the term “addiction disorder,” what most commonly comes to mind are substance abuse and alcohol use disorder. Traditionally, most well-known recovery and support programs are geared toward these types of addictions. However, the terms “addiction” and “addiction disorder” encompass a much broader range of behaviors that can become problematic when performed in excess.
We are in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Month, a month dedicated to promoting education, understanding, and compassion for the many ways mental illness affects us, our loved ones, and our communities. One goal of this month is to help people understand that they don’t have to suffer silently or suffer consequences in their lives due to their symptoms, and that there are multiple ways to receive help.