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Corporate wellness programs can help lower drug use in the workplace

Corporate Wellness Programs Can Help Rising Drug Use in the Workplace

As more states legalize use of marijuana, it may not be surprising that use of the drug at the workplace is rising. Since 2014, numbers have increased 16% according to a study from drug test provider Quest Diagnostics. Alarmingly, use of cannabis is up 24% over the last five years in safety sensitive jobs, like airline pilots and train operators.… Read More
Mindfulness is an important part of the journey to recovery, from stress, from substance abuse and more. Its mantra is to pay attention to the present moment. It is a powerful tool for those in recovery and rehab.

Mindfulness and Recovery

“Our lives unfold moment to moment,” wrote Jon Kabat-Zin, one of the first modern advocates of the ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness. The concept of mindfulness is simple: it means closely paying attention to what is happening to you right now, in the moment, without judging yourself or reacting in any way. In a mindfulness practice, we move through stressful… Read More

Children’s Mental Health Disorders a ‘True Public Health Crisis’

It’s May 10, 2019 a single week in which we have witnessed two fatal school shootings, one in a classroom in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and one at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a K-12 outside Denver, Colorado, only minutes from Columbine High School. Events that were once unthinkable have become a regular part of our lives and… Read More

Mental Health Issues: An Illness, not a Choice

This month, May, is Mental Health Awareness Month. Strive, and our sister company Veteran & First Responder Healthcare, are dedicating our Facebook, blogs and other social media channels to highlight some of the major issues is Mental Health Awareness. While at Strive our focus is on treating substance use, overwhelmingly trauma and its resulting mental health issues are at the… Read More