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Reducing Anxiety: Let's spread Serenity not Fear

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on March 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM

According to the March 13th edition of the USA Today, 41 people in total have died in the US from the Coronavirus. According to the National Center of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 241 people die every day in the US from alcoholism.

Following through on a decision to enter residential treatment for alcoholism (or other addictions or behavioral health issues such as anxiety, depression, or stress) does not have to be impacted by the coronavirus.

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Topics: Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, coronavirus, covid-19, Flu, Precautions, Safety

10,000 Beds Gala & Silent Art Auction

Posted by Soberman's Contributor on February 25, 2020 at 1:58 PM

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.

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Topics: Addiction, Professional, Treatment, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Silent Auction, 10,000 Beds, Lucy Dickens

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