Anna Ciulla

Anna Ciulla is the vice president of clinical and medical services at Beach House Center for Recovery. Anna has an extensive background in psychotherapy and clinical management. Her clinical approach is a three-part blend of evidence-based best practices for treating addiction; solution-focused, strengths-based care; and a strong belief in the healing power of spiritual connection. Learn more about Beach House's rehab programs by visiting their website.

Success November 12, 2018
How Addressing an Alcohol Problem Now Can Boost Your Professional Success Later

If you're looking to get ahead in your career, going to rehab for an alcohol problem is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Time spent in inpatient rehab for any mental health problem — especially for a substance addiction, which can carry a heavier negative stigma than other mental health conditions — is not exactly a big resume-builder. What many people don't know,...

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Get Hired July 9, 2018
Tackling a Job Search When You're in Outpatient Treatment

As if a job search were not daunting enough on its own, it becomes vastly more complicated and anxiety-inducing when you're going through drug or alcohol rehab at the same time. Faced with this reality, many of us might go so far as to quit the job search altogether. Most of us would at least toy with canceling our subscriptions to LinkedIn. That said, tackling a job search when...

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Success June 22, 2018
How to Tell Your Employer You Are Entering Rehab

In one memorable episode of The Office, Steve Carrell's character Michael Scott organizes a workplace intervention for his alcoholic employee Meredith — and his so-called "surprise party for people with addictions" is a total disaster. Michael Scott may be a mid-level manager at a fictional paper company, but his actions do reflect a reality in the workplace: Nearly 1 in 10 full-time...

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Success May 2, 2018
A Recovering Addict's Guide to a Toxic Work Environment

"The keg is becoming the new water cooler," declares a 2013 article in The Wall Street Journal. The article goes on to describe a growing trend of alcohol in the workplace as more employers offer free booze to attract and retain employees. While this may be a positive incentive for some workers, it is nothing short of an environmental hazard for many recovering addicts, who make up a...

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Success April 2, 2018
5 Easy Ways to Blow Off Daily Steam in a High-Stress Job

Who hasn't, in a moment of stress, had an impulse to hit a printer a là the infamous scene in the 1999 flick Office Space? On-the-job stress has been known to make people do much worse things, after all — things that are more dangerous and unaccompanied by a Geto Boys soundtrack. The reality is work stress is more the norm than not. A 2013 survey found that 83 percent of Americans...

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Success March 5, 2018
Rebuilding Your Career After Rehab

Ten percent of American adults report being in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, and a significant proportion of them are in the workforce. In fact, addiction treatment professionals estimate 50-60 percent of people who leave rehab go back to work as early as the first month following treatment. This means that returning to the same place of work following treatment may be a relatively...

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Success November 21, 2017
5 Tips for Dealing With an Employee's Drug or Alcohol Problem

Substance abuse can be an employer's worst nightmare. Unlike a bad dream, however, it's a very real problem in the workplace. Seventy percent of the 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed, according to an estimate from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Because Americans spend most of their time at work, it's not unlikely that an employee's...

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