Am I a “Professional”?
Hundreds of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment clinics exist in the United States, serving the entire spectrum of people seeking help with their addictions. Those suffering from substance use disorder can range from pre-teens using street drugs to the CEO of a Fortune 500 company struggling with an alcohol addiction – and everything in between. Thank goodness so many opportunities to get help are available. Yet this wealth of treatment options can make it challenging to choose the right center for yourself or a loved one.
Parkdale Center focuses on the treatment of “Professionals.” We understand that is a somewhat vague term. What does it mean?
Our treatment program is designed to be most helpful for adults in careers with substantial stressors and responsibilities. Our patients are often highly-motivated, well-educated, successful, and career-driven. These professionals may inadvertently place their licenses, certifications, or positions in their company at risk because of their substance use. In some cases, they may also face legal action if caught using substances on the job, diverting medications from work, or in some cases, working while impaired. In a worst-case scenario, they may ultimately put others at risk because of their unmanaged or undiagnosed SUD.
At Parkdale, we understand that people with considerable professional responsibilities have a unique set of challenges that may impede their likelihood of maintaining sustained recovery. We are experienced with treating patients in these circumstances and are trained to help them overcome these obstacles while assisting their families and support systems along the way. Not only do we offer a supportive, judgment-free environment where our patients can begin to recover from their substance use disorder, but they will receive unparalleled ongoing support and assistance with legal, licensing, professional, and regulatory issues that may arise as a result of their SUD.
A sampling of the professionals we have treated includes:
- Medical professionals: including nurses, physicians, anesthesia providers, dentists, pharmacists, technicians, metal health clinicians, counselors, students, and residents
- Business executives, leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs
- Attorneys, judges, paralegals
- Pilots and airline industry employees
- First Responders, including police officers, firefighters, EMT’s, and paramedics
- Union and tradespeople
- Athletes, both college and professional
Many people find it helpful to begin and continue their recovery among a cohort of their peers – people who understand the pressure, stressors, and challenges facing highly motivated, successful individuals learning the essential components to achieve a healthy recovery.
This list is by no means exhaustive. If you are not sure if the term “professional” describes you or your loved one, please give us a call. We are eager to talk with you about your individual needs and provide you with the resources and tools you need to succeed.