What’s Different: Addiction Treatment For Professionals
by Jordan BurninghamMay 3, 2019 Continuing Care, Continuum of Care, Evidence-Based, Residential Treatment, Therapies, Values0 comments
When professionals skilled and licensed in public safety-sensitive professions grapple with alcohol or drug addiction, the implications for the individual, their families, and the public can be devastating. This is particularly true for first responders, executives, attorneys, airline pilots, and healthcare professionals such as physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, counselors, and other types of professionals. A few bad decisions or circumstances can result in the loss of professional reputations, family relationships, and the ability to practice or work in their area of expertise.
Professionals typically have spouses and children expecting them to be full participants in family life and to support the family financially. When professionals become impaired because of addiction, the individual and their loved ones bear the pain.
Additionally, professionals often work in careers requiring a great deal of public trust. Addicted professionals destroy that trust. They can put members of the public, their patients, clients, even bystanders at risk.
What can we do to help?
Because of their professional training and education, this group often develops coping mechanisms that require specific intervention and treatment methods. Our program is staffed by a multidisciplinary addiction team that addresses the related challenges faced by this particular group. Our experience and expertise can help addicted professionals get on a path that helps restore their careers and their lives.
Diamond Tree Recovery first conducts a detailed evaluation to determine the nature and circumstance of the individual addiction, then determines the extent of treatment and recovery needs. The clinical team then evaluates the patient’s psychological and emotional, as well as physical health.
There is a comprehensive review of psychosocial and occupational history, family and relationship issues, psychological testing, neurocognitive assessment, and a complete medical exam.
We work closely with professional boards, employee assistance programs, and other referring organizations to assure treatment accountability and complete compliance with required licensing standards.
The stakes are high for professionals, so it’s critically important that those impaired choose a treatment environment offering a specialized program for addicted professionals. Diamond Tree Recovery provides addiction treatment for impaired professionals that uniquely addresses their individual addiction.
– Jordan Burningham
A Happier, Healthier Life
It is our honor to help addicted professionals recover from substance use and find relief from debilitating co-occurring disorders. Assisting others to achieve a happier, healthier and more peaceful life is our only objective. We take this responsibility seriously and provide professionals with top-quality medical and clinical care, including confidentiality, compassion, and respect throughout their experience.