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Physician Burnout: Definitions, Causes, Impacts, Solutions

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on February 4, 2020 at 12:32 PM

by Kay Miller Temple

“We see these elevated risks in suicide in all the caring professions, whether it be dentists, human medicine, or animal medicine,” Dr. Chris Bundy, psychiatrist and president-elect of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP) said, providing a perspective on physician suicide and burnout. “We can debate each study’s outcomes, odds ratios, methods, and time intervals. We can express our concerns about how suicide is a stigmatized cause of death that impacts death certificate accuracy. But no one can argue this: any number in any of these professions is just too high.”

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Doctor, Physicians, Impaired Professional

Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults: A Growing Threat

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on January 30, 2020 at 10:15 AM

By Judy F. Minkove on 05/01/2019

Published in Brainwise Winter 2019, Dome MAY/JUNE 2019, Brainwise Spring 2019

As a matter of course, geriatric psychiatrist Susan Lehmann asks her patients struggling with their mental health if they drink alcohol or use drugs. In recent years, she’s noted that more of these patients in their 60's, 70's and even 80's — have answered yes to that question. “I thought to myself, ‘Something’s going on here.’”

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Elderly

Substance Abuse Among Business Professionals

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on January 13, 2020 at 10:07 AM

Many business professionals and executives suffer from alcoholism and/or drug addiction. This can cause problems in their career and in their organization. Those under the influence of alcohol or unprescribed medications become less productive, incur more injuries, and often an additional result in increased health insurance claims. Many companies face huge losses when employees’ substance abuse isn’t addressed. The economic and human resources impact from the challenges arising from issues around substance abuse, can range from safety to performance and negatively impact coworkers and family members.

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Employment, Policy

Support for Professional Athletes

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on January 10, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Where do professional athletes go for help when they need treatment for alcoholism or other addictions? What resources are available to help athletes with their addictions? Is there a recovery expert that understands their profession and their lifestyle? What type of help is available that addresses the recovery needs of an athlete? Are there confidential and discreet recovery treatment options?

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, athletes, NBA, NFL

Treating the High Functioning Alcoholic or Addict

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on December 30, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Have you ever heard the term “high-functioning addict” or “functioning alcoholic”? There’s a good possibility you know one, and don’t realize it. Functioning alcoholics and addicts are people that can hide their addictions by appearing to “have it together”. We often associate addiction with someone who has “hit rock bottom” and cannot function although, most of the time that’s not the case. A person can suffer from addiction while living what appears to be a normal life. This article addresses what it means to be a high-functioning alcoholic or a high functioning addict and recommends appropriate treatment.

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Topics: Addiction, Executives, Functioning Alcoholic, Professional, Treatment, Functioning Addict, Recovery

NCAD West

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on October 23, 2019 at 10:06 AM

State of the Science: Explore the Convergence of Traditional and Medications-Assisted Treatments

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Topics: Addiction, Executives, Conference

Economic Toll of Opioid Crisis

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on October 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Are you aware of the economic toll the opioid crisis is causing in our country?

The cost of the country’s opioid crisis is estimated to have exceeded $1 trillion from 2001 to 2017, and is projected to cost an additional $500 billion by 2020, according to analysis released by Altarum, a nonprofit health research and consulting institute.

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Topics: Addiction, Executives

Eating Disorders & Addiction

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on September 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

About half of all people with eating disorders also have substance use disorder. That's why at Soberman's Estate we have an executive chef and a nutritionist to support our clients and staff.

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Topics: Eating Disorders, Addiction

Prevalence of Substance Use among Executives

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Are you aware of the prevalence of executives and professionals with substance use disorder? 

Data from a 2015 SAMHSA report reveals that:

Of the individuals employed in the management sector (e.g., business executives and other managers), 11.4 percent had a diagnosis of a substance use disorder within the year prior to the survey.

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Topics: Addiction, Executives

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