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Cost Substance Abuse Workplace

What To Know About The Cost of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Most people think of addiction as a personal issue, one that only affects individuals and their families. But substance abuse also greatly impacts society at large, costing us between $400 to $600 billion each year. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), our employers shoulder much of this expense and lose up to $120…
Top 10 Professions Highest Rates Drug Use

The Top 10 Professions With The Highest Rates of Drug Use

Substance abuse continues to be a problem in the U.S. workforce, costing companies billions through lost productivity, absenteeism and job-related accidents. However, research shows that some professions are more affected by addiction or alcohol abuse, with rates of substance abuse varying based on industry and occupation. Some jobs are more stressful or demanding than others,…
drug addiction with high earning professionals

Drug Use and Addiction Among High-Earning Professionals

For many people, drugs or alcohol are an “escape” from the daily grind. Ongoing stressors aren’t easy to deal with, so getting high lets them forget about their problems. But instead of making them go away, substance abuse only leads to more hardships, including personal, financial and professional ruin. Despite the risks, many people with…
10 reason why outpatient treatment is perfect for working individuals

10 Reasons Why Outpatient Treatment Is Perfect for Working Professionals

There are countless treatment programs out there for overcoming addiction, but it’s essential to find the one that’s right for you. If you’re a working professional, outpatient rehab is often the best choice, providing the flexibility and support you need to stay sober without taking time off from work and other important commitments. At Choice…
what to look for in an IOP

What to Look for in an Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a type of treatment often used in addiction recovery. Unlike residential care, which involves living in a rehab facility for months at a time, IOPs let clients remain at home and attend therapy sessions, meetings and counseling appointments in the evenings. This approach means you don’t have to neglect your…
executive rehab

What Is Executive Rehab?

Professionals with high-profile or demanding careers face unique challenges when it comes to addiction. First, studies show that white-collar workers like lawyers, accountants and executives are three times more likely to become dependent on drugs or alcohol. Getting drunk or high can seem like an easy way to deal with long hours at the office,…
The key differences between outpatient and inpatient treatment

The Main Differences Between Outpatient and Inpatient Programs

So you or a loved one has made the decision to get sober. That’s great! At Choice House, we know it takes a lot of strength to ask for help. But now comes the hard part — choosing an appropriate recovery program. With so many options available, things can quickly get overwhelming. And the more…

How To Find Your Professional Passion & Sidestep Burnout in the New Year

If you were paying attention last year, you’ve heard all about the Great Resignation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans quit their jobs by the millions in 2021, becoming fed up with low wages and the rising cost of living. They were frustrated, burnt out and ready to let the world know.…
5 reasons to continue with IOP after Residential Treatment

5 Reasons To Continue With IOP After Residential Treatment

Getting sober is a challenge, but for most people, staying sober is an even bigger challenge. Completing detox or residential treatment is an important step in the recovery process, but it’s only the beginning. After returning home, you’ll come face-to-face with triggers, cravings and temptations that could lead to relapse. Ongoing support from an intensive…
Everything you want to know about IOP's

Everything You Want to Know about IOPs: 15 Questions About Intensive Outpatient Programs

Navigating the recovery world can be challenging. It’s great that there are so many effective treatment options available, but this can make it hard to know which is appropriate for your needs. One of the more flexible solutions is IOP, an outpatient approach that lets you continue to live at home while you work on…