The Economic Costs of Addiction:
Were substance abuse a ‘budget category’ it would rank the sixth biggest federal government expense
Addiction as Moral Weakness:
The stigma of addiction hampers the recovery efforts of too many. Although some may view addiction as a moral failing or form of weakness, doctors and scientists will tell us that it is instead a very treatable brain disease.
Although you may think that you can’t get time off for treatment, federal law says that you have the right and that your employer can’t stop or sanction you