Proven Addiction Treatment for Physicians
Physicians are certainly prone to drug and alcohol abuse. In fact, rates of addiction among doctors start at 10% and rise to 15% – compared to 8% to 10% among the general population.
With longer hours, less rewards, and growing battles with insurance companies, practicing medicine is getting harder and harder.
It’s no surprise, then, that physicians are notoriously susceptible to burnout, depression, and anxiety, which often lead to “self-medicating” with drugs or alcohol. Doctors also have virtually unlimited access to prescription drugs. One study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, found that 69% of physicians abused prescription medicine to relieve stress and physical or emotional pain.
Unfortunately, many troubled physicians neglect to seek help for their addiction, fearing stigma and a loss of their medical license. However, once they do enter rehab, studies show 70% to 80% success rates among doctors.
Whether you’re looking for an intervention for a loved one or are ready to seek help on your own, we’re here to help. At Providence Treatment, our professionals program gives physicians the tools they need to make a lifelong commitment to sobriety.
Our highly structured, customized, and confidential care includes the following addiction services for physicians:
- A four-day comprehensive assessment
- Psychiatric assessment and medication management
- Professional monitoring
- Individual, couples, and family therapy
- Spiritual direction and assessment
- Dietary and nutrition counseling
- Acupuncture (NIDA Protocol)
- Community giving back program
- Aftercare support and monitoring
- Continuing care group for local alumni