Professionals Need Help?
have a higher rate of addiction than the general public!" This
is simply not true. What is true, however, is that due to certain
occupational hazards of prolonged corporeal and emotional stress doctors
are apt candidates for chemical dependencies. Professional pride may
play a significant role in a reluctance to admit the need for help.
Those closest to you: family members, colleagues and staff become
confused as to how to deal with the situation and this bewilderment
may lead to a "Conspiracy of Silence," threatening not only
the well-being of the depressed or chemically dependent person's life,
but also that of their patients.
are the Warning Signs?
Does The Process Begin? Response begins immediately once a referral
is received. The referral can be a self-referral or from a concerned
family member, significant other, staff person, colleague and/or hospital
administrator. The next step is to collect pertinent information to
effectively evaluate the situation and once completed, a decision
is made how best to proceed.
provided by MPAP are:
MPAP staffs and facilitates a group of concerned persons to confront
the referral and to identify appropriate resources for evaluation
To a treatment program know to be skilled in working with the
MPAP assists with guided reentry of the professional back into the
workplace and/or community, offers education for family members and
assists with relapse prevention.
MPAP keeps records of random drug testing to verify the participant's
MPAP advocates for the participant with licensing boards, insurance
companies, hospital committees and other governing agencies.