The life-or-death situations that healthcare professionals often face can cause incredible long-term stress and can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Combine this with the easier access to prescriptions that doctors and nurses have, and it's clear why many dedicated health care professionals wind up falling victim to substance abuse. Once a healthcare professional develops a drug or alcohol problem, their performance suffers and they severely jeopardize not only their health, but that of the patients they serve.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Doctors, Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals
Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches understands the unique challenges faced by medical personnel. As a medical organization, we not only empathize with the overwhelming workload and decision-making involved in this field, but we also offer cutting-edge addiction care and stress management to help healthcare workers resume successful careers and achieve balanced mental health.
World-Class, State-of-the-Art Care for Medical Personnel
Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches has earned a distinguished reputation in the specialized treatment of doctors, nurses and healthcare personnel. The program starts with a comprehensive psychological assessment and thorough physical evaluation. After that, our experts develop a personalized care plan that addresses the unique care needs of the patient. The process is completely confidential and is administered in accordance with all applicable state board and licensing guidelines.
Personalized care plans include medically supervised detox and targeted rehab which addresses underlying mental issues, including:
After completing their residential treatment, patients are transferred to aftercare in an outpatient setting. During this phase of their personalized care plan, patients are expected to complete outpatient treatment in accordance with recommendations made by our doctors and mental health professionals. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches makes these recommendations based on the patient’s initial psychological assessment, and directs the outpatient care accordingly.
Long-Term Monitoring and Advocacy
At the start of their treatment, patients are informed about professional assistance programs in their state. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches' facilities also provide referrals to professional assistance programs and tracks patients’ progress during aftercare. Throughout this phase, we provide professional advocacy and assistance on their behalf whenever possible.
Healthcare professionals struggling with addiction need specialized care to focus on their unique needs. Our healthcare professionals treatment program gives doctors and nurses the best possible chance at recovery from addiction. Contact us today at (888) 432-2467 to get started.
Infographic: Healthcare Professionals Treatment
This infographic explores the important role played by substance abuse treatment for healthcare professionals in our overall public health system. Citing research from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of Advanced Nursing - this infographic begins with the alarming statistic that 1 in 10 healthcare professionals fall into drug or alcohol abuse at some point in their lives. It further examines this problem by breaking down the specific substances most commonly abused by healthcare professionals in a variety of specialties. The graphic concludes with the heartening statistic that, after receiving substance abuse treatment, 70% of physicians and nurses are able to return to work with active licenses.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- American Journal of Public Health
- Journal of Advanced Nursing