IMPAIRED ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS

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By Terence T. Gorski
Author – Review Gorski Books
Gorski’s Blog: www.terrygorski.com

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. 

Read the Report:
http://www.nattc.org/regcenters/productDocs/13/impaired_prof_ver3.pdf 

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One Response to IMPAIRED ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS

  1. Tertia says:

    A thoughtful look at an important issue. Since many addiction professionals are already in recovery themselves, it’s unrealistic to think relapse will never happen–and the stigma, the hiding, and the “working in the field means I’m now immune” illusion this perpetuates harm the recovery culture.

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