By Buddy T Buddy T is an anonymous writer and founding member of the Online Al-Anon Outreach Committee with decades of experience writing about alcoholism. Alcohol and drug abuse by employees cause many expensive problems for business and industry ranging from lost productivity, injuries, and an increase in health insurance claims. The loss to companies…

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The health and safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority. After working closely with the Missouri Department of Health and the Missouri Hospital Association, CenterPointe Behavioral Health System (CBHS) has been able to provide the COVID-19 vaccination to hundreds of staff throughout our hospital system, as well as to other community healthcare…

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If there was ever a year to give yourself a break, it’s this year. But if you’re itching to make some type of change or adopt a “fresh start” mentality in the New Year, focus on releasing some of the self-criticism. Shift your perspective on being aware of and grateful for the things that are…

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Mental health issues and addiction often ramp up over the holidays. The holidays are often a stressful time when emotions run high and the use of alcohol or other drugs is prevalent, making it difficult to maintain sobriety and stability. Get help now and give yourself the gift of recovery. It will be the most…

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By Raafea Malik, MD, CenterPointe Hospital It’s not uncommon to find that individuals suffering with substance addictions also often have other mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety. It’s not always clear which came first, but both need to be treated in order to provide the best scenario for recovery. It’s vital to treat…

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Have you ever thought about calling SQSH, but hesitated because it’s hard to pick up the phone? We understand how intimidating it can be to call a support line, especially for those of us with phone anxiety. For increased accessibility, SQSH is launching a CALL REQUEST SERVICE! Now you can schedule a call by simply…

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– Michael S. Pollard, PhD; Joan S. Tucker, PhD; Harold D. Green Jr, PhD Introduction As stay-at-home orders began in some US states as a mitigation strategy for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission, Nielsen reported a 54%increase in national sales of alcohol for the week ending March 21, 2020, compared with 1 year before; online…

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