Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program for Professionals
The Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Professionals Program at Lakeview Health is an addiction recovery program designed specifically for professionals, such as doctors, commercial airline pilots, lawyers, and executives of all industries who happen to be seeking treatment for addiction. Like our Inpatient Rehab Program, the Professional Program occupies the level of care between our Detox and Residential Treatment programs and serves patients with alcohol and substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health disorders, and a history of trauma or post-traumatic stress.
Why a Program for Professionals?
Professional occupations demand elevated levels of responsibility, accountability, and performance that separate them from other occupations. As a professional, you hold a license or official accreditation to do your job, you own a business, or you’re a member of your company’s executive leadership team. This often means that during a typical workday, you – a working professional – may have the lives, livelihood, and future of clients, customers, or complete strangers in your hands.
At Lakeview Health, we understand that’s no small thing: we can relate, because we’re professionals, too.
You’re probably a proud member of a professional organization with a special set of ethical and leadership guidelines, rigorous standards of practice, and regular requirements for career enrichment and skill development. You, your peers, and society at large hold you to a high standard because the decisions you make on the job have consequences that are disproportionately impactful when compared to other occupations. This default situation often leads to uncommonly high levels of stress and engenders a deep, internal obligation to appear in control, present a respectable public image, and handle everything that comes your way without showing weakness or emotion.
It’s not uncommon for professionals – partially due to the high standards associated with their chosen fields – to develop an alcohol or substance use disorder to handle the pressures of responsibility, smooth the edges of challenging workplace demands, or simply help their brains shut down and get some sleep at the end of a long day filled with tough, consequential decisions. What starts as a pattern of unwinding or letting off steam turns into an addiction that can have serious personal and professional repercussions. We design our Professional Program with these factors in mind, and with the full knowledge that you’re busy, you have a lot on your plate, and people rely on you every day. We tailor your treatment to meet your individual needs, make you whole again, and allow you to return to full participation in your work, family, and social life.