- Health Care Professionals struggle with drug misuse more than alcohol. In fact, there is a higher incidence of addiction to prescription medications than to illegal or illicit drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. Addiction.org, June 2012
- Overwhelming physical and mental stress, emotional exhaustion, isolation and burnout are strongly associated with alcohol and substance misuse in Healthcare Professionals.
- In the field of Nursing, addiction is considered, an” Occupational Hazard”! Working night and rotating shifts, excessive overtime, with critically ill patients, back and muscle injuries; all add up making the misuse of opioids, sedatives and stimulants a serious threat. American Journal of Nursing
- The biggest risk for nurses is the ER – Emergency Room. Nurses in the ER are 3 times as likely to have addictions compared to other nurses.
- The fact that so many prescription drugs, like painkillers, are commonplace in hospital, clinic and pharmacy settings, makes it real easy for health care professionals to get addicted.
Confidentiality and Privacy for Nurses and Health Professionals
Health Care Professionals tell us that concerns about privacy and anonymity are the greatest obstacle to getting early and effective addiction help.
Addiction Psychiatrists have the professional, ethical and legal duty to maintain complete confidentiality for all their patients with Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders. Our Addiction Psychiatrists understand and empathize with their colleagues and can provide exceptional addiction and psychiatric medicine while maintaining complete patient privacy.
At ARCH, privacy and confidentiality are vigilantly protected.
ARCH Private Care
Our offices have been designed to provide a discrete confidential environment with the highest privacy standards that include:
- A private waiting room accommodating you and loved ones;
- Access doors with private entrance and exit;
- Direct entry into consultation and treatment areas;
- One to one staff client ratio;
- No required participation in group therapy or community based programs;
ARCH – Individualized Recovery Plan
ARCH programs are designed to deliver outstanding and comprehensive addiction treatment to Nurses and Health Care Professionals. Your Individualized Recovery Plan (IRP) defines your personal goals and benchmarks to ensure your needs are addressed and includes:
- Management for the aspects and complexities of the addiction;
- Address professional and personal concerns;
- Assistance with resolution of licensing issues and disciplinary matters;
- Recommendations for strategies of reputation restoration and career rehabilitation;
- Facilitation of reentry into one’s professional practice and/or organizations;
- Help in avoidance of malpractice and other legal entanglements;
- Work to minimize damage to professional standing among patients and colleagues;
- Provides a safe place where you and your loved ones can begin to heal damaged relationships.