VH-1’s Celebrity Rehab Show Draws Critcism from Recovery Community

An organization dedicated to changing the public’s perception of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is asking people to speak out against the way addiction treatment and recovery is being portrayed on VH-1‘s new reality show, “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” Faces and Voices of Recovery has written a letter to VH-1 president, Tom Calderone,…

Presidential Candidates Weigh in on Drug and Alcohol Abuse in America

In preparation for the upcoming Iowa Caucuses, the Partnership for Drug-Free America and the Partnership for Drug-Free Iowa asked the Presidential candidates 2 questions relating to drug and alcohol abuse in America. Seven of the candidates – Senator Christopher Dodd, Senator Barack Obama, Senator John Edwards, Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Senator Mike Gravel, Mike…

Young Workers Have Higher Rates of Drug Use and Least Access to EAPs

A recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that young adult worker are more likely than older workers to use illicit drugs. The younger workers are also less likely to have access to an employee assistance program (EAP), which can provide alcohol and drug education, prevention and treatment resources,…

Another Resource for Friends and Family Members Dealing with a Loved One’s Addiction

A Crossroads for Women® staff member recently passed on some information about another resource for friends and family members who have a loved one struggling with addiction. The 12-step based program is called Families Anonymous. According to the Families Anonymous website, it is “a group of concerned relatives and friends whose lives have been adversely…