As in any other profession, addiction professionals can develp Addiction during the course of the career.
Addiction is a brain disease that creates psychosocial symptoms. If caught early, stable recovery and a return to work can occur within a reasonable period of time.
Unfortunately, many treatment programs handle addiction among therapists and other addiction professionals as performance and personnel problems rather than an employee medical problems. As a result, many if not most addiction professionals whe need help are misnamed and never get the help that they need.
The following White Paper documents the results of an important conference in the area of impaired addiction professionals. Please pass it forward to anyone whe may be interested.