The first responders, union workers, and working professionals of our country deserve proper support and care. These jobs can often be draining, physically and emotionally. It’s important to stop now and then to ask yourself, “Am I feeling okay?”.
Many working professionals struggle with addiction and mental health concerns. However, they feel scared to seek help. Perhaps, they don’t even know where to begin to seek help. That’s why we’re here to act as a treatment guide for the hard workers of our nation.
There are many drug and alcohol treatment resources available for working professionals. These resources range from behavioral therapy to support groups, to supervised medical care.
Before one can seek treatment, it’s important to understand the issue at hand. Substance abuse is affecting people across the nation in the workplace.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the Workplace
Over 26 percent of employed adults have substance abuse or addiction in their families. Over 42 percent of these employees felt their productivity suffer as a result. Just because an issue may seem hidden on the surface, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Addiction affects people from all backgrounds and knows no boundaries.
Employees tend to conceal their addiction if they have one. After all, they may fear various repercussions, such as losing their jobs. They may find themselves stuck in a toxic cycle. Addiction takes consistent effort to work through. If working professionals are concealing this dangerous disease, how can they ever get better?
No matter the job or position you’re currently in, seeking help is possible. We encourage you to realize that there’s no shame in getting help. Everyone goes through their own set of obstacles. The best you can do is work through these challenges and come out a better person than before.
Treatment Programs for Working Professionals
Did you know that nearly $600 billion is lost in the United States annually due to drug and alcohol-related issues? The bulk of these losses can be explained by the lack of productivity caused by substance abuse. Consequently, the company and workplace can suffer as a whole due to one employee’s addiction.
The workplace as a whole ends up suffering from addiction, just like you. You owe it to yourself to receive help, and you deserve it. We’re here to guide you through the process. Our trained staff are experts in addiction services and specialize in treatment for working professionals.
We believe in a personalized for each patient. Working professionals often enter rehab intending to return to their job after. We will help make this possible for you.
Our facility offers various treatment programs for working professionals. Each recovery plan is unique and tailored to the patient’s unique circumstances. Generally, all treatment plans start with a detox.
This is the process through which the addictive substances are purged from your body. Detox can be a difficult process with serious side-effects of withdrawal. That’s why it’s crucial to undergo detox in a facility that can offer medical supervision and care.
After detox, the real treatment program starts to take place. This includes different forms of therapy, such as individual therapy and support groups. Each treatment plan is structured in a way that can be most beneficial for your needs. We also offer unique services such as holistic care. Our philosophy is to treat the addiction as a whole, from the inside out.
Twelve-step programs, support groups, and psychotherapy are a handful of the many resources we have available for working professionals suffering from addiction. Our goal is to teach you the tools necessary to sustain long-lasting sobriety and a purpose-driven life.
First Responders: We Must Address Mental Health Issues
Police officers, firefighters, and paramedics are our local heroes. These working professionals put their lives on the line for their communities. They often experience traumatizing events that can stir up complicated emotions.
These emotions can turn into mental health issues if not worked through. These working professionals must take care of themselves first. You can not give to others, without giving to yourself first. If one of these hard workers starts suffering from PTSD, it’ll be a lot harder for them to help their community.
Did you know that EMTs report higher levels of post-traumatic stress disorder than the general population? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
20% of EMTs suffer from PTSD. What’s even more shocking is that 40% of EMTs engage in the high-risk use of drugs and alcohol. We cannot ignore this. We must help our first responders heal.
“This job… takes a real toll,” San Diego Police Department Capt. Sarah Creighton told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “We respond to everyone else’s worst-case scenarios, several times a day. It has an accumulative effect on people.”
Our police officers aim to protect us every day. This can mean neglecting their own needs to get on with the job. Police officers suffer from substance abuse and mental health concerns too.
A 2011 study published in The American Journal on Addictions surveyed more than 700 officers and found 18.1 percent of male officers and 15.9 percent of female officers reported experiencing adverse consequences from alcohol use. Nearly 8 percent of the officers met the criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence.
Treatment at rehab is a viable option for police officers struggling with addiction or mental health concerns. Our facility offers a variety of drug and alcohol treatment resources for working professionals.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment for First Responders
Co-occurring disorders are another problem in the first responder field. People who have substance use disorders, as well as mental health disorders are diagnosed as having co-occurring disorders. This is also referred to as a dual diagnosis.
Compared to individuals who have a single disorder, those with co-occurring disorders may experience more severe medical and mental health challenges. They may also require longer periods of treatment.
This is why co-occurring disorders call for a more intensive level of care, such as inpatient treatment. Neglecting mental health will only make problems worse. Working professionals experience more traumatic events than the standard individual. We encourage the hard workers of our country to seek help and start the road to recovery. You can start getting better today.
Levels of Care at Coastal Detox
Drug and alcohol treatment centers offer many levels of care to choose from. These levels of care vary based on the severity of the addiction. Some levels of care offer a more intensive approach than the other.
The different options include inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, and outpatient treatment. Each treatment type offers its own unique and benefits. Patients should sit down with an addiction specialist to determine which drug and alcohol treatment program is best. Here’s a more detailed look at our options.
Patients who have a moderate addiction and can still manage it by themselves can consider an outpatient treatment program. Many patients also enter an outpatient program after completing a more intensive level of care.
An outpatient treatment program is fairly simple and very flexible. There are no serious commitments involved. Some patients may receive several hours of therapy and treatment per week, while others may get over 20 hours of therapy and treatment. It all depends on the severity of the addiction and the type of help that each patient needs.
The patient will travel based on agreed-upon days to the facility for treatment. If you have obligations such as caring for a child or career responsibilities, then outpatient services may be best suited for your needs.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP) or Partial Hospitalization (PHP) Treatment
IOPs and PHPS provide more substantial time in therapies and treatment than do outpatient services. However, they are still less intensive than residential treatment. Depending on the patient, a PHP can involve anywhere from 4 to 8 hours of treatment every day.
Patients receive medical detoxification and behavioral therapy. They may also take part in individual, family or group counseling. A PHP is most ideal for someone who needs a high level of care but cannot reside at our facility.
Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) involve a minimum of 9 hours of treatment weekly. These programs are usually separated into three sessions, with each section being three-hours long. The type of addiction therapies used in this outpatient treatment will vary.
Residential treatment, also referred to as inpatient rehabilitation, offers the highest level of care for first responders, union workers, and other working professionals. Inpatient treatment is ideal for those with more severe addictions or co-occurring disorders. In other words, these working professionals may have mental health concerns that now coincide with their addiction.
Residential treatment offers supervised care 24/7, while adhering to a structured routine of group and individual therapies. The program itself can last anywhere from 28 to 90 days. Longer stays are also available if necessary.
Benefits of Attending Rehab as a Working Professional
Working professionals that are struggling with substance abuse, as well as mental health concerns will greatly benefit from rehab. While the main focus of a rehab facility is to help patients overcome addiction, other benefits are abundant as well. Rehab sets you up for long-term success by teaching you coping skills and tools for sobriety. These are necessary tools for building a productive, healthy, and happy life.
Some of the many benefits of rehab for working professionals include:
Structure and daily routine are important aspects of a happy life. Structure helps us cement our values and prioritize our time. We aim to create daily routines full of productive activities and counseling sessions. This helps to keep patients engaged and eliminate distractions.
- A Safe and Encouraging Community
Peer support is a key component of treatment and is necessary to maintain long-term sobriety. A peer support group will not only provide accountability and encouragement, but it will also give you the chance to help others in their recovery journey as well.
- 24/7 Medical Care
One benefit that is specific to residential treatment is that there is around-the-clock medical and clinical supervision, seven days a week. The initial withdrawal symptoms during a detox must be looked after by trained medical staff. They can be severely draining and even have fatal consequences, depending on the severity of the addiction.
Even after the initial withdrawal symptoms have alleviated, the stress on the body and mind can aggravate other physical and mental illnesses. Our medical staff will look after you and take care of you as we move along the recovery journey.
- Setting Goals and Building New Habits
Our objective is to help you develop your physical and emotional health, relationships, and spiritual aspirations. Ultimately, rehab is designed for your success after leaving. The new habits that you learn in rehab will help you cope with the daily struggles of recovering from addiction post-treatment. You’ll also be taught how to work through the situations that may have contributed to your addiction healthily and effectively.
- Various Therapies and Treatments
Quality treatment consists of multiple therapies. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for everyone. Oftentimes, a patient can benefit from multiple therapies at once. The goal of therapy in the recovery journey is to help patients change their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in a positive direction.
Some of the evidence-based addiction treatment therapies that are generally offered include:
- Behavioral Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Integrative Approach
- Motivational Interviewing
We’re Here For You
The working professionals of our country put themselves second as they work to protect and help our communities. These people deserve not only recognition but proper attention and care. It is time for us to help them.
If you’re struggling with PTSD, addiction, or another mental health problem, seek help with us today. In other cases, you may know a working professional that needs help. Regardless of the situation, we’re here waiting for your call. Working through difficult emotions and challenges is a part of life.
You don’t need to feel ashamed. Our trained medical staff will attend to your needs and help give you the tools for a purpose-driven and sober life. You can contact us here or call us at (844) 387-1286 to begin your recovery journey today.