Helping Boston Professionals & Families Overcome Addiction
Treatment for Professionals
Physicians have access to a wide variety of medications and are more likely to misuse prescription drugs than those in other fields. These rates rise for those who work in emergency medicine and highly specialized areas like anesthesiology.
Legal professionals are diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and alcoholism at higher rates than the general population. 21% of licensed, employed attorneys meet the clinical criteria for problem drinking. Deadlines, long hours, and mountains of paperwork all contribute to the prevalence of substance use disorder among lawyers.
Pilots deal with back-to-back flights and are responsible for hundreds of lives each and every day. The stress associated with this profession can push many pilots to attempt “self-medication” with marijuana, stimulants, or alcohol. This habit can have deadly consequences; 11% of pilots involved in aviation accidents tested positive for drug use.