Afraid of losing job if you go to rehab? There’s law to protect you

Afraid of losing job if you go to rehab? There’s law to protect you

A person’s drug or alcohol addiction may cost him a job, but seeking professional rehabilitation treatment for his drug or alcohol addiction should not. In fact, if the person has stopped abusing drugs and/or alcohol, and has successfully completed, or is currently enrolled in, a rehabilitation program, the federal law, California Labor Code (CLC) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) can help him keep his job.

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The epidemic of prescription drug abuse

The epidemic of prescription drug abuse

Why prescribed drugs are no safer than illegal drugs

Quickly becoming America’s fastest growing drug problem, prescription drug abuse has reached alarming heights. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially declared prescription drug abuse as an epidemic in the United States. The number of prescription drug overdoses has more than quadrupled since 1999, bringing the total to more than six million Americans who currently abuse prescription drugs. In hindsight, this is an astounding increase over a period of around 15 years. Read more

The changing face of addiction

The changing face of addiction

Addiction is no longer a “poor man’s vice.” The typical image of a drug addict being a junkie in the streets no longer exists. Today, a rise in the abuse of prescription pills is opening avenues for a newly emerging face of addiction. These are the stressed out moms, senior adults and young teenagers. Read more