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Addiction treatment for uniformed professionals

Addiction treatment for uniformed professionals

Our addiction treatment program, designed specifically for uniformed professionals, will help you along every step of your addiction treatment journey.

Substance misuse in uniformed professionals

For those who work in uniform, the fast-paced, often stressful environment can be challenging, which can cause people to turn to alcohol or drugs and develop an addiction. Addiction refers to the use of substances such as alcohol or drugs, usually to experience a euphoric effect, which can lead to substance misuse disorder.

The signs of a substance misuse disorder may be difficult to spot, especially for those who work in public service. Signs of addiction can include:

  • Frequent absences
  • Being late for roll call
  • Changes in personality, like becoming increasingly agitated
  • Errors in paperwork
  • Use of excessive force
  • Decline in work performance
  • Changes in appearance or hygiene

Just because someone exhibits these behaviors does not mean they’re misusing drugs or alcohol. But it’s important to recognize the signs.

Common reasons why someone in this field might misuse alcohol drugs can include:

  • Exposure to trauma
  • Stressful work environment
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Risk of physical danger
  • Special family dynamics
  • High-profile status in profession and community

Addiction treatment for uniformed professionals

Our addiction treatment program is specifically designed for the unique challenges that uniformed professionals face, to help them return to a life without alcohol or drug addiction.

We blend the following components into our treatment program to give you the greatest chance of success:

  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Help with withdrawal or detox
  • Intensive group therapy with other uniformed professionals
  • Re-entry planning for the transition back to work, family and community
  • Network of recovering uniformed professionals who serve as contacts and assist our professional staff as recovery support program members
  • Grief counseling
  • Stress management training
  • Dual-diagnosis education/treatment
  • Recurrence of use-prevention groups designed especially for uniformed professionals

Addiction treatment at Geisinger Marworth

The addiction treatment team at Geisinger Marworth has helped countless people recover from addictions. No matter what your situation may be, we’re here for you with:

  • Compassionate, confidential care – More than 40,000 individuals have turned to Geisinger Marworth for help with drug and alcohol addiction. With counselors available 24/7, we focus on treating the whole person — not just the symptoms of addiction. That’s why you’ll find a variety of treatments, including recreational therapy, medication-assisted therapy and more.
  • Leading-edge therapies – We offer many paths to help you achieve long-lasting recovery. Overcoming alcohol or drug addiction is possible. Everyone’s journey is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of specialized services and treatments. You’ll find treatment programs in clinics and hospitals throughout our region, so you can receive support close to home.
  • Backed by a healthcare system – As part of Geisinger health system, locations throughout northeast, central and south-central Pennsylvania mean you don’t have to travel far to get the care and help you need. For inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment, find an addiction treatment center that’s close to you by calling 800-442-7722.

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