Information for Doctors & Employers:
Recommended Reading for Doctors & Employers
More information about women and addiction, women and treatment, and how you can help your female patients or employees.
For Physicians & Therapists
- The Chemically Dependent Older Adult
In the last decade there have been growing concerns within the chemical dependency field about the status and direction of services for older adults. This interest can be attributed to the increasing age of the Baby Boomer population, the amplified need of older adult chemical dependency services, and the rising clinical belief in specialized treatment for older patients with chemical dependency.
- Gastric Bypass and Addiction
Recently the relationship between bariatric surgery, specifically gastric bypass, and its co-occurrence with the development of addictive disorders has been springing up in professional and public media journals.
- Are Women More Vulnerable to Alcohol’s Effects?
To many, the idea that men are able to hold their liquor better than a woman is simply a cliché based on testosterone and ego. But according to extensive scientific research, it appears that this cliché is, in fact, grounded in truth.
- Facts About Prescription Drug Abuse (NIDA) (pdf)
Information and chart of “Selected Prescription Drugs with Potential for Abuse”. Did you know that, in 2003, 15 million Americans reported using a prescription drug for nonmedical reasons at least once during the year?
For Employers and EAPs
- Recognizing the Signs of Potential Chemical Dependency in the Workplace
The costs associated with substance abuse in the workplace are high. Productivity, quality, profitability, health care costs, and even job security are impacted.
- Despite More Access, Barriers to Chemical Dependency Treatment Keep Women From Getting the Help They Need
For many women, more immediate factors like stigma and shame, costs, employment fears, and child care options, are also significant barriers to treatment.
- Alcohol in the Workplace (NIAAA)
Several factors contribute to problem drinking in the workplace. Employers are in a unique position to mitigate some of these factors and to motivate employees to seek help for alcohol problems.
- EAP Follow-Up in the Workplace Boosts Alcohol Treatment Success
When employees receive any kind of treatment for an alcohol problem, careful monitoring of their progress both during and after treatment – known as follow-up – can help them maintain sobriety.
- Seven Tools to Lowering the Business Costs of Alcohol Problems
The alcohol problems of workers and their families cost employers hundreds of dollars per affected individual in avoidable outpatient, emergency and inpatient hospital costs as well as in absenteeism, disability and turnover.