Similarly to the general population, 10% to 15% of all healthcare and other licensed professionals will misuse drugs or alcohol at some time during their career. Reasons include high work stress and demand, professional isolation, access to substances and pre-existing personality traits that once facilitated high achievement yet later created a potential for substance use. Residents, attending physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians and others may use substances for performance enhancement and as self-treatment for various reasons, such as pain, anxiety, or depression.
Unwittingly, a significant proportion finds themselves dependent on substances and unable to stop without help. If you or someone you know need help we can assist.
Our referral counsellors understand your needs for complete confidentiality as you seek help to overcome this dependence. Realizing that one has become dependent on a substance is particularly burdensome for licensed professionals, having spent significant time and resources to earn the skills, credentials and privileges to help other people. The essence of the ability to sustain life’s work is now under serious risk. We refer to programs uniquely designed and experienced in assisting Canadian professionals to overcome addiction and restore previous high functioning and life satisfaction.
Many centres focus on developing an understanding of the true nature of the condition. They have solutions that work without placing an additional burden on your life such as endless meetings. There are follow-ups and aftercare available for those who wish it. All in all, a program that can adequately service you in a way that talks to you.
Some addiction programs for professionals are very small and highly educational. Current science shows that gaining a realistic understanding of addiction and its manifestation is far more effective than traditional treatment programs, which often magnify shame and worries regarding confidentiality and privacy. A call to us marks the end of a demanding experience. You most likely need time to regroup and move forward. Life is decidedly worth the effort you put into achieving your goals. Sobriety and happiness are possible.
Our referral counsellors offer understanding, privacy and confidentiality like no other in Canada for licensed healthcare providers. Seeking help for a substance use disorder is a highly courageous act and deserves care delivery in complete confidence. We focus solely on the person and their loved ones suffering through the anguish of substance dependency and assure complete anonymity for our referral service.
We are not required to report to any external agencies. However, we find treatment centres to back you maximally through letters of support if you so desire.
Most importantly, while you may arrive at a rehab addicted, you will not be labelled as an ‘addict.’ People can fully recover and live drug-free lives. You and your loved ones will understand that this is not a life sentence. Rather, you will find that recovery from this condition marks a turning point in your life’s journey where, in overcoming, you will develop an extraordinary capacity to enjoy and share life.