Specialized Addiction Treatment For Nurses

Addiction Treatment for Nurses

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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 Nurses

Healthcare workers are more likely to experience a number of mental health concerns. High stress levels, difficult work hours, pressure, exposure to human suffering, and lack of predictability at work can all play a role in mental health concerns among the population. Nurses may go through unique challenges that affect their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

If left unaddressed, addiction and mental health concerns can interfere with your overall well-being and quality of life severely. Unlike many addiction treatment centers, Providence Treatment has programs designed to address and meet the needs of medical providers who need help with substance abuse and mental health. 

If you’re looking for addiction treatment for nurses, you’re in the right place. With locations in Boston, Philadelphia, and Honolulu, our addiction treatment programs for nurses can help you or the person in your life who needs help address substance abuse and dual diagnosis concerns comprehensively. 

This page will go over the need for nurses substance abuse treatment, our programs and services, and what makes Providence Treatment the best drug rehab center on the East Coast for healthcare workers who need help with addiction and mental health.

Offering Customized Help for Professionals

The Need for
Nurses' Substance Abuse Treatment

The 2022 Nurses Worklife and Wellness study found that 18% of nurses screened positive for substance use problems, with 6.6% meeting the criteria for a full-blown substance use disorder. 5.7% of nurses engaged in illicit drug use in the last year, and 9.9% misused prescription drugs. Nurses in some specialties (those in nursing homes and home health or hospice) faced substance abuse at higher rates than the other nurses in the study.

Other studies have found that nurses face higher levels of burnout, depression, anxiety, and stress than the rest of the general population — especially following the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Concerns like these can co-occur with addiction and worsen symptoms of substance abuse. Effective nurses addiction treatment programs must address emotional or psychological health concerns that may go along with substance abuse.

Providence Health offers specialized addiction treatment for many professionals, including nurses substance abuse treatment. Our programs address substance abuse and mental health concerns comprehensively from a lens that understands the needs of those in the field. We help nurses and related professionals overcome addiction, build a strong set of coping skills, and create a sustainable, long-term sober life for themselves.

Nurses Addiction Treatment
Programs and Services

Providence Treatment’s nurses addiction treatment programs are 100% outpatient Joint-Commission accredited drug and alcohol rehab center. We offer the following levels of care and treatment services to individuals seeking addiction treatment for nurses and other professionals. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. Our admissions line is available 24/7.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The partial hospitalization program at Providence Treatment requires a time commitment of around twenty hours per week. PHP clients attend care at Providence Treatment on weekdays for addiction and mental health therapy in a cohort setting, alongside other services relevant to their needs, like medication management and family therapy sessions. Since PHP is the most intensive type of outpatient program, it can be an ideal alternative to inpatient rehab services.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program requires a lower time commitment than PHP. IOP clients come to Providence Treatment on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, making IOP an ideal fit for those who are ready to go back to work while getting treatment. Total treatment hours come to about 9 hours per week. Like PHP, IOP sessions meet in a cohort-like setting, and clients can get other services as needed based on their individual treatment plans.

Standard Outpatient and Aftercare

Standard outpatient programs have an even lower time commitment than IOP. Many clients use this level of care to transition out of a higher level of care, such as those listed above. We offer custom outpatient treatment plans for suitable clients, including hybrid sessions, so that you can keep getting support in a way that’s most convenient for you.

Providence Treatment places a special focus on relapse prevention and aftercare services. Before you graduate from treatment, we’ll work with you to make a custom aftercare plan.

Medical Detox Referrals

Detoxification or “detox” services help you get off of drugs and alcohol safely and successfully. At this stage in recovery, therapy is not appropriate yet, and physical stability is the goal. Providence Treatment will refer you to medical detox as a precursor to one of our programs as needed. Before starting treatment, most clients attend medical detox services for about 1-2 weeks or less.

Executive Sober Living

While clients in our outpatient programs are welcome to live at home, some clients benefit from sober living nearby. Our staff members can help you get a sober living placement for professionals if needed.

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What to Expect at Providence Treatment

In addition to our specialized programs for professionals, what makes Providence Treatment an ideal solution for those seeking addiction treatment for nurses? Here are some of the features that set us apart and make us a leading choice in professional addiction treatment. 

  • Comprehensive evaluations: Every Providence Treatment client gets a comprehensive Substance Abuse Evaluation prior to starting a program with us. During this confidential assessment, we’ll get to know you and your treatment needs so that our team can best serve you and help you make a custom treatment plan. 
  • Health insurance coverage: Treatment can be expensive without insurance. Providence Treatment works with most major insurance carriers to help you cover the cost. To verify your insurance coverage for treatment at one of our rehab centers, call Providence Treatment, and a staff member will help. The insurance verification process usually takes a couple of minutes or less.
  • Evidence-based treatments: Our programs for nurses and other professionals use the most research-backed treatments for addiction and mental health. Treatments include but aren’t at all limited to cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma therapy, motivational therapies, medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse (if applicable; this is most common for alcohol and opioid abuse), and general medication management.
  • Specialized groups: Providence Treatment has specialized support groups for clients who are a part of some demographic groups. For example, we have a support group for women and a support group for the LGBTQIA+ community, which may be relevant to nurses seeking help at our treatment center.

If applicable, we’ll help you transition back into work and other obligations when you are ready. Both registered nurses and professionals in training are welcome to attend our programs. If you need help, Providence Treatment is here for you. Call us today to learn more or start the admissions process.

Call Providence Treatment for
Nurses Drug Rehab

Contact us today to find out more about addiction treatment for nurses, book a tour of one of our locations, or get answers to any questions you might have about Providence Treatment. Call our admissions line or fill out the contact form on our website to get in touch to learn more about our nurses drug rehab programs.