Specialized Addiction Treatment For Lawyers

Addiction Treatment for Lawyers

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Gabe Lau, PhD, PE
Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Gabe Lau is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Providence Treatment Companies.

Addiction Treatment for Lawyers

Studies show that lawyers face higher rates of alcohol addiction and related health concerns compared to the general population. However, due to the nature of their work, many legal professionals have trouble asking for help. If you’re a lawyer struggling with an addiction of any kind, you aren’t alone. 

Providence Treatment is a leading drug rehab center that specializes in addiction and mental health treatment for professionals, including those who fill high-demand legal roles. Our addiction treatment for lawyers outpatient programs offers the privacy and flexibility you need to get help. 

Contact us today to learn more about how the innovative programs at Providence Treatment can help you find a path toward recovery and reach your full potential.

Offering Customized Help for Professionals

The Need for Lawyers’
Substance Abuse Treatment

In February 2016, the Journal of Addiction Medicine published a study on the prevalence of substance use on the prevalence of substance use and other mental health concerns among attorneys in America. After reviewing results from 12,825 employed and licensed attorneys, the study found that:

  • Attorneys face higher rates of problematic drinking behavior consistent with alcohol use disorder than the general population.
  • Depression, anxiety, and stress were among some of the most observed mental health concerns faced by participants. 
  • Those using stimulants, sedatives, and other drugs often engaged in weekly usage. 
  • More than 40 percent of those who felt that they had a problem with alcohol or other substances at some point in their lives say that symptoms began within 15 years of completing law school.
  • Some demographics, like younger professionals, were more likely to have a problem.

It was also determined that participants who had attended a treatment program for legal professionals were less likely to experience symptoms of addiction compared to those who had attended a program that wasn’t geared toward legal professionals, further illustrating the need for specialized care. 

There are resources available for lawyers seeking support for substance abuse. The American Bar Association has a free, confidential hotline number in every US state for judges, lawyers, and law students who need help with substance use or mental health-related concerns. Loved ones of those who need help are also welcome to call. 

If you or a loved one are in need of more structured, intensive support, turn to Providence Treatment for addiction treatment tailored to the unique needs of legal professionals.

Discreet Addiction Treatment for Lawyers at Providence Treatment

Providence Treatment offers addiction treatment for lawyers in Honolulu, Boston, and Philadelphia. Our programs are carefully crafted to meet the needs of legal and other professionals, making us the best drug rehab center on the East Coast for individuals working in the field. 

While all programs are conducted on an outpatient basis, it is often recommended that clients engage in treatment long-term. Many clients seeking addiction treatment start with a higher level of care, like our partial hospitalization program in Boston and Philly, and move down to a program with a lower time commitment when they’re ready.

Withdrawals are one of the greatest challenges people face in early recovery. At times, withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and other drugs can be severe, uncomfortable, or dangerous. 

Medical detoxification or detox services help you get off of alcohol and other substances safely. Addiction treatment research recommends that individuals complete detox prior to starting therapy in a treatment program. 

We’ll connect you with detox services as a precursor to our programs if needed so that you can start getting structured care at Providence Treatment substance-free.

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers the highest level of support for those seeking addiction treatment for lawyers. PHP at Providence Treatment requires a total time commitment of about 20 hours per week. Also called partial day treatment, PHP can be an ideal alternative to inpatient rehab for suitable clients.

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Providence Treatment requires a lower time commitment of around nine hours per week. IOP at Providence Treatment meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Our IOP schedule is ideal for legal professionals who want to continue or return to work.

Standard outpatient addiction treatment for lawyers has an even lower time commitment than IOP. It is our most flexible level of care, offering optimal time for work. In many cases, standard outpatient care is a transitional step down from a higher level of care.

Providence Treatment also offers personalized aftercare planning. Additionally, we have a telehealth platform for clients who need to access standard outpatient and aftercare treatment services virtually from their homes.

Sober living is not required for those in our programs, and some clients do live at home while in addiction treatment at Providence Treatment. However, some clients seeking addiction treatment for lawyers benefit from it. 

Executive sober living homes offer supportive housing designed for professionals. These sober living homes are 100% substance-free and provide a combination of accountability and freedom.

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What to Expect in a Lawyer-Specific Drug Rehab

At Providence Treatment, we offer specialized addiction treatment for lawyers to help you build a sustainable life that supports your recovery. Our lawyer drug rehab programs are 100% customized and offer the following services for professionals facing various types and levels of substance abuse.  

  • Comprehensive treatment evaluations: Every Providence Treatment client gets a comprehensive substance abuse evaluation, which will screen for co-occurring disorders, current levels of substance abuse, and other important treatment considerations. 
  • Therapies and treatments: Our experienced and qualified team of medical and mental health professionals use a broad range of evidence-based treatments that treat addiction effectively. These include behavioral therapies, mindfulness and meditation, family therapy, trauma therapy, yoga, relapse prevention, and medication management.
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT): FDA-approved medications can help treat addiction in conjunction with therapy. Using medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse is known to increase positive outcomes, like ongoing sobriety and reduced risk of overdose. We offer MAT alongside other services when suitable.
  • Dual diagnosis programming: If you or your loved one in need of addiction treatment for lawyers has a co-occurring mental health concern, like trauma, depression, an anxiety disorder, or bipolar disorder, we’ll address both conditions through dual diagnosis programming.
  • Support groups: Providence Treatment has support groups for demographics such as LGBTQIA+ clients and women who may have specific needs or treatment considerations, providing an added sense of comfort and community.

Providence Treatment also offers family support, career management and re-entry, aftercare, and other unique services that aid professionals throughout their recovery journey To learn more about the spectrum of services we provide, call Providence Treatment today.

Call Providence Treatment for
Addiction Treatment for Lawyers

If our outpatient services sound like a good fit for you or the professional in your life who needs help, reach out to Providence Treatment today. Our lawyer’s drug rehab programs understand your needs. Call our admissions line or complete the contact form on our website today, and we’ll help you get addiction treatment for lawyers in or near your city.

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