Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Professionals

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Substance abuse knows no bounds. Businessmen and women, Doctors, Lawyers, politicians, and others in the healthcare field may struggle with drugs and alcohol. Professionals-only drug and alcohol rehab programs provide a higher level of care in a setting separate from non-professionals in treatment. Detoxification is a common first step in executive rehab programs. Because many professionals have access to highly addictive drugs, some may require medically supervised detoxification (particularly those professionals in the medical field). Triquetra addresses many problems associated with substance abuse among professionals and implements the best treatment possible.

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Those in the medical field or higher business positions may be at a higher risk for substance abuse.

Professional Treatment

Because substance abuse does not discriminate, addiction and substance use disorders can affect many people. Millions of adults in the United States are affected by addiction or substance abuse each year, with more than 1/3 of those individuals who have a co-occurring mental disorder.

Professionals, or those in positions of authority in the workplace, are not immune to addiction. The disease has no regard for a person’s social or occupational status, financial standing, or other economic factors. Still, it affects the lives of many people for a variety of reasons.

People in professional positions with many responsibilities may face a lot of stress daily. Those in the medical field or higher business positions may be at a higher risk for substance abuse.

Repeated substance abuse often leads to addiction, especially if the drug is already highly addictive. When a professional becomes addicted to a substance, quitting without the assistance of a formal treatment program can be difficult, especially because professionals may not be able to leave their position for an extended period to enter treatment.

Fortunately, many addiction treatment programs are available, such as executive rehab programs or drug and alcohol treatment programs for professionals.

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What's the difference with In-patient Detox?

In-patient detoxification might be more suited for serious medical/mental health issues and drug/alcohol addiction. Often individuals stay within a rehab facility 24/7—receiving around-the-clock care to help them through it. While in-patient detox provides more services, it also tends to be more expensive.

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Professional Addiction Treatment Programs

In-patient executive programs enable professionals to seek treatment in a private, secure setting while working online or by phone as needed while receiving the highest level of care in addiction treatment. Outpatient programs enable professionals to continue treatment discreetly after completing an in-patient program, ensuring continued recovery success.

While there are many options for professional addiction treatment programs, the best will include several components that are critical to recovery success, such as:

While the needs of each professional in addiction treatment may differ, each person must be equipped with the skills and resources required to enter recovery.

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Can You Keep Your Job While Seeking Addiction Treatment?

It may be appealing to a professional to look into outpatient programs or those that do not require them to leave their home or place of employment for treatment. These programs are held in community health centers, hospitals, and other settings. For several weeks or months, the person attends therapy for a set number of hours on certain days of the week.

This arrangement may appear to be the ideal fit for some. Still, it may lack the structure and environment required to assist individuals in overcoming physical dependence and learning to manage addiction. Addiction is a disease characterized by relapse, which necessitates intense and focused treatment, which outpatient programs do not always provide.

Some people are concerned about losing their jobs while seeking addiction treatment, but there are ways to keep your job while also getting the help you need. Many workplaces have programs to ensure that employees receive the assistance they require to treat substance abuse and addiction issues.

Employee Assistance Programs are another name for these programs (EAP). Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are confidential. They can provide treatment services or refer employees to treatment programs to both help them heal and help them in the treatment process while keeping their job secure.

Suppose a professional is concerned about losing their job because they need to leave for treatment. In that case, the Family and Medical Leave Act established by the United States Department of Labor may protect them. According to the Act, employees have the right to “take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.” One of these reasons is that people cannot perform their job duties due to severe health conditions, such as addiction.

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