The American Nurses Association (ANA) estimates that six to eight percent of nurses use alcohol or drugs to an extent that is sufficient to impair professional performance, some studies indicate the percentage to be much higher. Studies show that the answer to the difficult problem of nurses with addictions is to be supportive and offer rehabilitation through treatment instead of resorting immediately to punishment.
Addiction is a disease of the brain that affects the whole person. Risk factors include genetic, psychological, behavioral, social and demographic components. There are definitive signs and symptoms of addiction as well as stages. Nurses work in an environment that is characterized by high levels of stress and easy access to medications. Family and support systems play a significant role in recovery for professional nurses.
Talbott Recovery’s Professionals Program has earned a national reputation for the comprehensive treatment of addiction (alcoholism, other drug use disorders and other addictive disorders) and its attendant related medical, psychological, psychiatric, spiritual and work-related problems.
- Adults: Men & Women, 18 years and older
- Individualized treatment plans
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) (Day Treatment)
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Day & Evening Programs
- Family Support Group
- Continuing Care Process
- Lodging options available for nurses during treatment
Now Talbott Recovery Columbus is also working directly with Board of Nursing and/or Monitoring Organizations to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for nurses seeking treatment as alternative to disciplinary actions by the monitoring agency. Click here to download an informational flyer.
Contact us today to schedule an assessment: 706-341-3600