Health Professionals, such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and technicians, are not immune to substance use disorders or mental health problems. In fact, the stress associated with the health professions can lead to greater vulnerability to health problems of all kinds. Furthermore, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders in healthcare professionals present specific challenges in treatment.
Experience matters when it comes to understanding and providing proper treatment to licensed health professionals. The clinicians of BoardPrep Recovery Center® have assessed and treated over 2,000 licensed health professionals from Florida and across the nation in the past 20 years through mental health and addiction treatment programs for professionals. Furthermore, BoardPrep is an approved healthcare-specific provider by the Florida Department of Health. BoardPrep is also approved by many other States for the treatment of healthcare professionals.
Private Rooms and Personalized Care
A private bedroom in an upscale recovery residence sets a relaxing tone. Fellowship and staff support show residents that they are cared for. A safe and clean environment reinforces a sense of security. Residents cherish the empathy and sensitivity shown by our team. Perhaps already at one of the lowest points of their lives, they may fear being further stressed or even humiliated. Instead, they experience the warmth, compassion, and professionalism that is commonplace at BoardPrep.
Recovery from substance use or another mental health disorder is personal. BoardPrep methodically develops individualized treatment recommendations for each person, based on the findings of the clinical assessment.
Experts prescribe LEVEL OF CARE and predict the anticipated duration that will create the best outcomes.
Prior to PHP with Housing, BoardPrep may recommend inpatient treatment at a trusted partner facility as the starting point if the assessment highlights specific clinical needs. These may include medical/psychiatric safety or the need for increased therapeutic intensity and more comprehensive support.
The assessment also helps predict an estimated length of stay in treatment. Although the length of stay is always individualized to each person, an estimated length of stay is needed for planning purposes for the individual, the family, employer, and provider.
Example Individualized Programs for Health Professionals
6 Weeks In-residence + IOP/OP Program
Eligibility based on assessment findings:
- Absence of complex dual diagnosis
- Absence of legal problems or board issues (med pros)
- Legal/board issues are manageable as an outpatient
- Available high-quality outpatient or IOP near home
- Professional monitoring program endorsement
- Complete A-C phase (described below)
- Transition to Intensive Outpatient or Outpatient services
12 Weeks In-residence Program
(84 day estimated length of stay)
When needed, BoardPrep uses a 4 Phase/12 Week model program to structure the experience. The example below is for an individual who completes the A through D phase in 12 weeks
Eligibility based on assessment findings:
- Complex dual diagnosis
- Legal or Board complications
- Concerns expressed by professional monitoring program
- Complete A-D phase (described below)
- Then assess the need for E Phase (extended Recovery Residence)
Description of the Phases
A Phase: Orientation, detoxification, stabilization, early education & support (about 7-14 days)
B Phase: Education, acclimation, and early integration into recovery community (about 14-21 days)
C Phase: Introspection, making changes, reducing relapse risk (about 21 days)
D Phase: Clinical hours reduced for work/school, preparation (about 42 days)
E Phase: Full-time work or school while maintaining a robust recovery schedule
- Continue in Recovery Residence, aftercare meetings, individual sessions, and psychiatric follow-up as recommended
- 3-9 months as recommended
The Collaborative Treatment Process
The first 3 phases of BoardPrep’s 5-phase system form the foundation for continued recovery in a less structured setting. Based on ongoing ASAM dimensional assessment, many clients are recommended to return home and continue their recovery in an outpatient or intensive outpatient setting.
When clients transition from B-phase to C-phase, a comprehensive clinical review is undertaken by the interdisciplinary treatment team. Clients are endorsed for transition to outpatient or intensive outpatient at 6 weeks (upon completion of C-phase) based on the following criteria:
- Behavioral stability and compliance with a treatment plan
- Medication compliance, including Vivitrol when recommended
- Positive response to treatment
- Completion of individualized assignment packet
- Endorsement of professional monitoring program (med pros)
- “Pre-admission” to OP or IOP completed prior to transition
IOP commonly stands for “intensive outpatient program.” At BoardPrep Recovery, IOP also stands for Individualized Outpatient Program due to the tailored approach. Participants in BoardPrep IOP express their gratitude for the accessibility of the program and the professionalism of the staff.
BoardPrep IOP usually consists of 3 to 4 hours of treatment services per day. IOP sessions usually occur 3 to 4 days a week for a duration of about 12 weeks. BoardPrep Recovery Center® is a State licensed and Nationally accredited IOP provider.
We offer IOP tailor-made to each client. You or your loved one receives the specific services necessary to overcome obstacles to a successful recovery. You won’t find a “one-size-fits-all” approach at BoardPrep. Furthermore, we honor the individual and develop a plan that will help each client begin a new, addiction-free life. Therefore, recovery begins with a thorough clinical evaluation. It may also include optional psychological and neuro-cognitive testing.
IOP treatment includes
- 3-4 partial days of treatment each week with licensed addiction specialists in whatever setting is appropriate for you or your loved one – individualized groups or one-on-one.
- Monitoring and recovery support with the assistance of mobile breathalyzer devices, biomarker sampling, and other tools to promote accountability.
- A family approach to treatment, when applicable, with personalized in-home family therapy sessions conducted by licensed experts.
Making the right choice
Studies show that identifying with or relating to others in treatment is one key to early recovery. When a person goes to a rehab in a place where they feel they do not belong, because they cannot relate to others in the group, it can actually do more harm than good.
BoardPrep Recovery Center®, in beautiful Tampa, Florida is a private, exclusive and affordable rehab that pays attention to the unique needs of professionals when they are in need of treatment services. You will not find a better approach at any other day-night or outpatient rehab, whether you are looking in Tampa or nationally.
We are an accredited and licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center offering highly effective and affordable addiction treatment to clients currently living anywhere in the country. Unlike some large inpatient rehab centers that are based on volume, our recovery residences are in the real world in dedicated, private, exclusive, gender-specific homes, offering a warm and engaging environment that leads to meaningful change.
Our personalized recovery program offers a multidimensional approach to substance abuse and addiction. Our interdisciplinary team of licensed, certified, and highly experienced abuse and addiction specialists evaluates each client and designs a customized, comprehensive plan for treatment and recovery. We also specialize in tailoring treatment with best-practice elements that result in professional documentation that allows health care professionals or others who work in positions of trust to safely return to work.
BoardPrep Recovery offers drug addiction help through its leading-edge treatment center in beautiful South Tampa, Florida. BoardPrep experts specialize in detox and the treatment of serious addiction and complex dual disorders. Based on the successful physician health recovery model, BoardPrep improves long-term results through enhanced structure, coaching, and ongoing recovery monitoring.
Through their 30+ years of clinical experience, the clinician founders developed the very successful BoardPrep treatment method. BoardPrep’s evidence-based approach improves patient follow-through. Furthermore, BoardPrep customizes treatment plans to better address the complex personal and social challenges people face that often lead to relapse.
National Best Practice Provider in Tampa, Florida
Treatment at BoardPrep Recovery in Tampa, Florida meets the highest standards in the field for drug addiction help. Our treatment program aligns with national best-practice guidelines, prescribed by leading researchers. At BoardPrep, a multi-disciplinary team of experts performs each assessment. BoardPrep offers all available levels of care, thus tailoring the treatment to the individual need.
BoardPrep’s drug addiction help includes treatment for other mental health problems. For instance, depression, anxiety, and trauma often play a big role in substance use disorders. Therefore, BoardPrep’s addiction psychiatrists continue to see patients at least weekly for the first month of day-night treatment. Also, treatment addresses family and environmental risk issues. A licensed and experienced therapist performs weekly webinars with the families and schedules family sessions as needed.
Why Physicians Refer to BoardPrep
BoardPrep’s drug addiction help programs, based on recent advances in brain science, offer same-day and next-day admissions, as well as private rooms. Additionally, when a patient is referred by their doctor, BoardPrep provides doctor to doctor communication, case management expertise, and clinician to clinician handoff. As a provider of state-of-the-art medications that block craving and prevent overdose, BoardPrep distinguishes itself as a state-of-the-art drug rehab.
How to Refer
To refer a family member, colleague, employee, client, or patient to BoardPrep, just call 866.796.4720. Most of our clients come to treatment through a referral from a doctor, therapist, professional, family, and alumni. If you are exploring treatment options for someone you care about, we will provide the support you need to get them into treatment. Please call us at 866.796.4720 to discuss any unique circumstances. BoardPrep offers same-day direct admissions, transfers from hospital or other detox programs, phone consultations, assessments by appointment, interventions, and court services.
Professional referral sources
If you are a doctor, psychologist, therapist, attorney, or pastor and wish to have ongoing communication with BoardPrep after admission, please advise us during the initial call. Also, if a letter or other documentation is needed, we are happy to accommodate.
How you can help
Most people in need of drug addiction help or who are suffering from dual disorders are not going to call on their own. They often need support and guidance during this difficult time. BoardPrep’s clinical experts partner with family and friends to provide the help they need. To get started, whether for a phone consultation or an immediate admission to treatment, call 866.796.4720 or contact us online.
These research links show the elements that improve outcomes in alcohol rehab and drug rehab, as well as the overall efficacy of addiction treatment: