Dr. Melissa Lee Warner Speaks Out on Congressman Trey Radel and the Addiction Struggles of Leaders
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 – In response to the recent media attention on Florida Congressman Trey Radel, Lakeview Health, one of the nation’s leading addiction treatment centers, has offered to provide expert consultation on the challenges associated with treating professionals for Addiction Disorders. Dr. Melissa Lee Warner, Chief Medical Officer for Lakeview Health, is one of a handful of physicians highly experienced in this area and regularly consults on, and treats, addictive disorders amongst corporate and government leadership.
For these professionals, the workplace is often the last arena affected. Symptoms may have already compromised their personal and relational life for quite some time. Typically, as in the case of the Congressman Radel, a dramatic event will initiate the rehabilitation process, but the patient carries into treatment the knowledge that they commanded the ability to maintain their drug use and still perform professionally at a level above their peers.
Successful addiction treatment is similar to the management of diabetes or high blood pressure and demands lifelong commitment and dramatic changes to daily habits. Incorporating recovery activities into an already overly committed professional schedule can sometimes seem impossible and often results in a return to catastrophic intoxicant use. Re-establishing sobriety in those cases can be very difficult.
“It is counter-intuitive, however, but individuals of great accomplishment struggle most with recovery. They believe that if they put their mind to something it can be immediately realized,” Dr. Warner continued. “Unfortunately, many of the qualities that make someone a great leader interfere with their ability to manage their disease.”
Dr. Warner is a national voice in addiction treatment and has been Medical Director at leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers across the country. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
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