Specific Post Addiction Treatment Recommendations
Post discharge recommendations that are tailored to each specific professional in treatment at Pine Grove assist referring professional licensing bodies with creating personalized monitoring contracts. These valuable contracts provide ongoing accountability for professionals in treatment.
Components of Treatment
Patients within Pine Grove’s Professionals Recovery Track meet daily for 90-minute group sessions for the duration of six weeks within their treatment process. The Professionals Recovery Track is inclusive with the patient’s primary treatment program, such as Next Step, Legacy, the Women’s Center and Gratitude. The topics our professionals in treatment address within the 90-minute group sessions include:
Professionalism: Professionals will gain an understanding of what defines professionalism and responsibilities inherent to their role as a professional. They will discuss behaviors that erode professionalism and how their addiction has impacted their ability to fully function in a work setting. Professionals will also discuss anger in the workplace, including disruptive behavior, perfectionism, and maladaptive personality traits that impair their relationships at work. They will also work on developing an assertive communication style in order to practice open, honest and direct communication in order to facilitate teamwork in a work setting.
Boundaries: Professionals will understand the importance of establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries within their work setting. They will increase their understanding of Professional Sexual Misconduct and examine specific behaviors they need to avoid. They will examine the role of social media in their professional life and look at the implications and ways to use social media safely. They will also create a Return to Work Plan to detail specific changes that outline how they will interact with others at work.
Monitoring: Professionals will process the role of a monitoring agency and how this will provide accountability for their recovery and increase their overall success with sobriety. They will look at common myths about monitoring programs as well as improve their understanding of the role monitoring will play in their life post-treatment.
Career Factors: Professionals will examine the specific ways their addiction has impacted their ability to practice safely and engage in a professional manner. They will explore their current or most recent work setting, including specific job duties, schedule, work related stressors and the responsibilities they hold or held. They will understand the importance of being able to recognize areas of competence and when they are working outside of their areas of expertise.
Relapse Prevention: Professionals will understand the importance of relapse prevention for both their personal and professional life. They will look at specific risk factors associated with their profession and work roles such as working around controlled substances, seeing clients after hours, or giving clients and patients personal cell phone numbers. Professionals will create a plan that will best support their recovery as they return to work.
Self Care for Professionals: Professionals will examine the impact of stress in their day to day functioning and learn effective coping strategies to use to reduce stress. They will also explore terms such as Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction and Vicarious Trauma. They will also create a plan of Work-Life Balance and examine ways to implement this plan post-treatment.