ALL WALKS OF LIFE
Those with demanding careers often don’t fit the stereotype of an individual struggling with addiction. Substance use affects people from all walks of life, however, and licensed professionals are at an increased risk due to factors such as high levels of stress from their job demands and everyday family life.
At first, many professionals can disguise their addiction without any damage to their professional reputation or family life. As their substance use continues, they may be reluctant to seek treatment for fear of losing their license or professional status. Over time, a sense of guilt, shame or self-judgment may pervade their thinking and make it difficult to admit they need help.
At Journey Hillside Tarzana, we understand the unique needs of professionals with high-stakes careers. We have developed a specialized Impaired Professionals program with a reputation for intensive care that balances career and recovery. By expertly managing the concerns of licensed individuals our skilled specialists are able to ensure that residents can maintain their professional status, get the help that they need and safely return to their careers and families.