Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Robert Hepler Lowe, Rob Lowe for short, is an actor who starred in a number of popular movies in the 1980s, such as The Outsiders, Class, and Oxford Blues. His TV shows like Westwing pushed him forward in popularity leading to two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2001 and 2002 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and a number of other awards including a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Despite his success, he struggled with problems that caused him to lose popularity, and put his future in jeopardy.
A common trend that occurs when there is a case of addiction is the presence of another disorder. The presence of another disorder when there is already a pre-existing case is called comorbidity. There are many questions surrounding these conditions, which is why we will be taking an in-depth look at how both substance use disorder and comorbidity interact by answering these questions.
Substance use disorder is a crippling disorder that can affect anyone regardless of their age, gender, or status in life. However, it tends to be more common in people who have the means to afford these substances. Having access to substances and being able to have the means to use them at will is why professionals many times are higher risk for substance use problems. These professionals include pilots, artists, entrepreneurs, and doctors with high paying salaries. The best way to start treatment for these individuals is to help them identify that they have a problem.
Recently, the organization, 10,000 Beds toured Soberman’s Estate, and we resonated with their mission and agreed to partner with them. The idea for 10,000 Beds was conceived in the fall of 2014. 10,000 Beds unique model of partnering with treatment programs directly for the donation of scholarship beds is recognized as innovative and effective throughout the behavioral health industry. 10,000 Beds partners with addiction treatment programs which provide at least one scholarship (bed) per year. 10,000 Beds is then able to offer these 100% donated scholarships to qualifying 10,000 Beds scholarship applicants who want and need help but are without resources.
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.”
By Judy F. Minkove on 05/01/2019
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.’”
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.
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?
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.