Unions and Addiction

Addiction Treatment for Unions

While substance use disorders (SUDs) and addiction can affect individuals from all walks of life, union and trade workers often face unique challenges that can exacerbate these issues. The demanding nature of their jobs, coupled with the pressure to meet high expectations from clients or employers, can push workers to their limits and increase the likelihood of substance misuse or addiction.

At Parkdale Center, we recognize the specific challenges faced by union and trade workers, which is why we have tailored our drug and alcohol rehab facility to cater to the needs of the working professional. Our programs place a strong emphasis on career building and restoration, acknowledging the importance of maintaining employment while undergoing treatment.

In addition to addressing the practical aspects of recovery, we also focus on equipping our clients with essential skills and strategies to navigate the emotional complexities that contribute to addiction. By providing a supportive and understanding environment, we aim to help individuals process their emotions and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

When you choose Parkdale Center, you can rest assured that you are entering a space that not only recognizes but also empathizes with your unique needs and experiences as a union or trade worker. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way on your journey to recovery and healing.


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Unions & Trades

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the construction industry ranks among the highest in the United States for substance abuse and substance use disorders. The demanding schedules during peak construction seasons significantly contribute to this prevalence. Studies indicate that individuals working over 50 hours per week face heightened risks of substance misuse, particularly evident among construction workers enduring long hours during building seasons. Moreover, steelworkers, often subjected to mandatory or voluntary overtime, face an even greater risk compared to their counterparts with standard 40-hour workweeks.

Beyond the grueling schedules, the emotional toll and strain on family life are profound in these industries. Coupled with the physically demanding nature of the work, which frequently leads to substantial discomfort or pain, the culture within these fields often perpetuates a “work hard, play hard” mentality. This culture can foster an environment where substance indulgence is normalized, exacerbating the risk of addiction.

Notably, impaired construction and steelworkers face alarming risks of workplace accidents, which can result in severe injuries or fatalities. The combination of substance misuse and the inherently hazardous nature of these professions underscores the urgent need for targeted intervention and support within these communities.

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Specialized Treatment for Unions & Trades

Recent estimates suggest that all of the factors that make union and trade work high-stress can indeed lead to elevated rates of substance use. 

  • Construction was rated second as an industry with high levels of alcohol misuse. Similar fields, including manufacturing, mining, utilities, and factory work, also report higher-than-average levels of misuse.
  • Construction was also rated fourth for rates of illicit drug use.
  • 16.5% of workers reported heavy alcohol use in the past month.
  • 11.6% of workers reported illicit drug use in the past month.
  • 14.3% of workers reported substance use over the past year.

It’s not too much of a stretch to assume that the normalization of substance use in the fields many union and trade workers occupy makes figures like these seem more commonplace than alarming. Fortunately, help is available for those living with addiction, even those whose careers are closely linked to their substance use. 

Parkdale Center offers quality treatment for working professionals, including union and trade workers. Our mission is to help you build a successful career and a lifestyle that’s both healthy and sustainable as you work toward recovery.

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We Understand the Unique Needs of Union & Trade Workers

At Parkdale Center, we strive to understand the realities and challenges that many union and trade workers face regularly. Our commitment to providing career restoration services and leading drug and alcohol rehab drives us to dig deep into what makes substance use a challenge for so many hard workers. Research shows that those who are union and trade workers often face addiction more than other populations. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the construction industry has one of the highest rates of substance abuse and substance use disorders compared to other industries in the US. Long hours during the construction high season are a huge contributing factor to the levels of misuse in this industry and related fields. Studies have shown that people working more than 50 hours per week are at a higher risk for substance misuse. The exhausting hours that many union and trade workers are used to can take a huge toll on mental and physical health, which may overall increase the risk of addictive behaviors. Not only are long hours emotionally challenging and difficult on family life but the work union and trade workers do is also oftentimes labor-intensive and can result in substantial physical pain or discomfort. These industries typically adopt a mentality of "work hard; play hard," which sometimes encourages participation in substance indulgence that can lead to significant problems later on.

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Withdrawal Management

We offer medically supervised withdrawal management to help you take the first step towards freedom.

Partial Hospitalization

Our partial hospitalization program offers you the benefits of inpatient treatment without the restrictions.

Intensive Outpatient

The intensive outpatient program at Parkdale Center was designed specifically for working professionals.
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Our addiction treatment center in Indiana 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. 

A combination of intensive outpatient, career restoration, and dual-diagnosis treatment options are available at our facility to support people just like you. Because we tailor our treatment plans to fit each client, no two people share the same experiences or goals when they walk through our doors. What recovery looks like for you is what matters most. A preview of some of the options we host for our clients includes the following:

 Our clinical staff helps clients manage withdrawal symptoms that come with sobriety in a safe, controlled environment. While we can’t help you detox from substances, we are here to make the withdrawal process safer and easier.

This intensive treatment program engages our clients full-time in a combination of group, individual, and educational activities or therapies. Clients benefit from consistent support and supervision while pursuing their goals through targeted treatment strategies.

  • Once a PHP is complete, clients can transition to our IOP, which is a step down in terms of time commitment and overall rigor. Still, our IOP serves as a safe space for union and trade workers to come together, share their experiences, and learn from one another.

Because mental health factors so often play into addiction, it’s often necessary to treat both areas of need to see success in either. Clients who need mental health support can take advantage of our dual-diagnosis treatment, which focuses on meeting mental health needs while simultaneously treating addiction(s).

Not sure which program is right for you? No problem. Our team will work with you to decide what makes the most sense based on your needs, limitations, and personal goals.

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What Makes Parkdale Center Different?

Parkdale Center is aware of the necessity of balancing your career, your personal life, and your sobriety. That’s why we offer specialized treatment programs that cater to the specific needs of your profession. Parkdale Center is also committed to working with various regulatory, legislative, investigative, monitoring, and treatment organizations to ensure our program exceeds expectations. In addition, we will maintain strict patient confidentiality while adhering to all the HIPAA regulations. 

What to Expect

Once you’ve enrolled in a treatment program here at Parkdale Center, you’ll meet with members of our team to create a plan that’s designed for you. Once you’ve toured our facility and gone through the admissions process, you’ll get a chance to learn the ropes from more experienced clients. From there, you can attend group and individual treatment sessions that give you a chance to listen, learn, and share. 

Connecting with treatment is a huge part of recovery, which is why we strive to create a space that’s welcoming and empathetic. Your experiences are valid at Parkdale Center. Whether you visit us in person or use our telehealth service options, help is just a conversation away.

Addiction Treatment Designed for Union & Trade Workers

Parkdale Center is more than just a rehab facility; we’re a hub for career advice, growth, and inspiration. Your time spent with us is a chance to focus on yourself and the steps you need to take to build a career you love. We know that union and trade workers are especially likely to engage in substance misuse, and we understand the challenges that lead to this fact. We also know that it’s possible to pursue the career you want without sacrificing your happiness.

Join us to learn valuable coping skills and strategies for success that help you overcome addiction once and for all. Contact us today by calling us at 888-402-9364. You can also get in touch using our online contact form. We can’t wait to hear how we can help you make your goals a reality!

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