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Fear Losing Your Medical or Nursing License for Entering Treatment?

A significant number of doctors, nurses, and physicians are likely to struggle with addiction at some point in their careers. As such, medical professionals struggle with alcohol abuse and addiction at rates that are similar to, or slightly higher than, the general public. There are certainly a wide-ranging set of problems associated with having a…

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Private Drug Rehab Centers

When someone faces drug addiction, they have many important decisions to make regarding treatment. One decision consists of choosing between public and private treatment centers. The following material will discuss some of the benefits associated with private drug rehab centers in more detail. At BoardPrep Recovery Center®, we understand the challenges that lie in store…

The Immediate Need for Alcohol Rehab for Doctors

The Immediate Need for Alcohol Rehab for Doctors

It may be surprising to learn that doctors are at increased risk of alcohol addiction or substance abuse. While medical settings are characteristically intense, the spread of COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic has over-extended an already strained medical system. This strain results in greater pressures on doctors and other medical professionals. Rising cases of alcohol…

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How to Choose the Best Drug Treatment for Professionals

Professionals struggling with addiction need help just like anyone else. More and more addiction treatment centers have begun offering treatment for professionals. The specialized care and unique approach in these programs give professionals the best chance at experiencing life transformation that shatters the bonds of addiction. Finding the right drug treatment for professionals is the…

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3 Benefits of an IOP for Healthcare Professionals

Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone, including healthcare professionals like nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, and clinicians. More and more addiction treatment centers have begun offering programs designed just for healthcare professionals. One of the most promising programs is IOP for professionals or an intensive outpatient program. IOP for healthcare professionals is a unique form…

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How Addiction’s Effects on Healthcare Professionals Extend to Their Patients

Given the ongoing pandemic and consequent increased demands placed upon the nation’s healthcare professionals—doctors, nurses and all medical caregivers—it should come as no surprise many of their ranks have struggled with issues of substance abuse or addiction. In an attempt to cope with or self-medicate from the additional COVID-related stresses, responsibilities, physical pain, sleep deprivation…

Business Professionals Who Struggle with Addiction Can Find Recovery in Executive Drug Rehab

Business Professionals Who Struggle with Addiction Can Find Recovery in Executive Drug Rehab

populations who struggle with addiction, many seemingly successful individuals also struggle with this condition. High-achieving, wealthy people in white-collar careers experience substance use disorders at high rates, often beginning drug abuse as students and then continuing the problem when they enter a competitive, stressful workforce. Some professions that involve stressful lifestyles are at greater risk…

Doctors and Nurses with Substance Abuse Disorders Put Patients at Risk

Doctors and Nurses with Substance Abuse Disorders Put Patients at Risk

When healthcare workers become dependent upon the very drugs intended to help their patients, disaster is right around the corner. And the problem is not limited to just a few doctors and nurses addicted to painkillers. Indeed, survey results indicate 1 out of 10 healthcare workers (10%) will experience substance abuse or addiction issues during…

Facing the Problem of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse in Medical Professionals

Facing the Problem of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse in Medical Professionals

  Given medical professionals—surgeons, doctors, nurses, etc.—have dedicated huge amounts of schooling, training time and effort to prepare for their jobs and then go on to dedicate their lives to helping others recover their health and wellness, their very lives in some cases, it may seem paradoxical there would be such high percentages of alcoholism…