Athletes are driven to consistently push for success and improve themselves more than people in other training often are. The competitive nature, especially in professional sports, can place increased pressure on both physical and mental strengths. Since the goal is always to be number one, it is no surprise that they often fall victim to the temptations to remain, or at least feel, they are on top and in control.
"33% of elite athletes are addicted to a drug they took to help them overcome their pain so they could go back to performing."
- Vice magazine
The most commonly misused substance by professional athletes is anabolic steroids. These performance-enhancing drugs can result in painful withdrawal symptoms when regular use is discontinued. This is not the only substance that athletes, both professional and not, abuse.
Training and performing can lead to exhaustion and fatigue, which are sometimes countered with stimulants. There is also the physical pain that comes with the profession, that can result in the overuse of prescription medications to numb the pain. Parkdale Center is aware of the necessity of balancing your career, your personal life, and your sobriety. We offer specialized treatment programs that cater to the specific needs of your profession.
Parkdale is committed to working with various regulatory, legislative, investigative, monitoring, and treatment organizations to ensure the Aftercare program exceeds expectations. In addition, Parkdale will maintain strict patient confidentiality while adhering to all the HIPAA regulations.
Our Programs adamantly promote public safety while complying with all treatment recommendations from involved parties and the local, state, and federal authorities. This is why you see the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards accreditation seal of approval on our website. We take these standards very seriously.
You are not alone!
How The Process Works
Each professional will carry the weight of their career, responsibilities, and work/life balance differently. At Parkdale Center, we teach you how to manage the stressors and triggers in your life that have led you down the path of addiction. Your work identity, whether you are a nurse, lawyer, physician, pilot, corporate executive, athlete, laborer or engineer, influences many of life’s outcomes and opportunities.
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We pride ourselves on our ability to service a diverse community of professionals who are struggling with substance use, but we also understand the importance of finding the best fit for you or someone you know. We are just a phone call away and are here to answer all of your questions, as well as address your concerns.
- We help you understand the estimation of length, how much detox may be needed, cost factors, and how to navigate what is next.
- Inpatient facility may be recommended at this stage if you are extremely dependent. We will help identify and direct those in need.
This assessment is designed to ensure that you will receive the appropriate treatment needed to identify and address the triggers of your individual disease. This key assessment time is also what forms the basis of your insurance baselines. Our clinical team will customize the right plan of care.
Comprehensive Assessment Includes:
- Addiction Assessment
- Complete History & Physical
- Psychiatric Assessment
- Psychological Assessment
- Medical Assessment
- Family Assessment
- Dietary Assessment
- Spiritual Assessment
- Detoxification Assessment
Parkdale's Residential/ Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is an intensive, full-time program that includes access to all of Parkdale’s treatment services. Individuals reside in Parkdale’s beautiful, serene, and historic facility, located near the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. The length of stay varies by individual.
Learn more about Parkdale's Residential/ Partial Hospitalization Program.
Parkdale will assist you locally or will work with an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in your hometown to create a support system of individuals and outpatient appointments. This assistance will ensure you are ready to prevent the potential for relapse while encouraging lasting support and sobriety.
- This stage is recommended to ensure that an individual begins to form new healthy habits when returning to everyday life.
- Onsite group appointments in your community
- Reintegration/Professional Re-entry to work, as recommended
Learn more about Parkdale's Intensive OutPatient Program.
We don’t just want you to meet your potential; we want you to form a relationship with it. The time post-IOP is referred to as “Aftercare”, which for many, leads to new beginnings. Long-term sobriety is attainable, but it doesn’t happen the minute you quit using. It takes the creation and development of a support system. At Parkdale, we are dedicated to helping everyone acquire this support - the professional in recovery, the family, the employer and anyone willing to engage. Parkdale is here for you through the whole stages of recovery.
- Long-term sponsor engagement
- Group meetings to create a supportive environment
- Continued support for families, employers, and colleagues, as desired.
If you’re committed to staying clean and sober, but you’re having trouble finding work in your profession, Parkdale will do the best we can to help guide you. You are not alone!
Learn more about Parkdale's Career Restoration Program.