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Dangerous Jobs in Sobriety

It’s no surprise that certain careers have a higher rate of addiction than others. Treatment centers often see people in the medical, legal, hospitality, and aviation fields. Miners, construction workers, and people in the entertainment industry also have a higher propensity toward substance use disorders. Truth be told, addiction doesn’t discriminate, but jobs with high levels of stress can contribute to alcohol and drug abuse.

Stress is a large contributor to addiction and relapse. If healthy coping mechanisms aren’t learned on how to deal with stress, addicts and alcoholics in recovery can spiral out of control and even further down the addiction scale. Another contributing factor to addiction and relapse is lack of sleep. In addition to stress, the careers listed above can also contribute to lack of sleep. This combo is a dangerous one, and those who are experiencing this type of lifestyle need to be vigilant about their recovery.

Treatment teaches us how to handle stress in a healthy manner, rather than the destructive one we all know so well. Stress comes at us from all angles, not just our careers. Financial problems, relationship issues, and legal trouble all cause turmoil in our lives, but treatment gives us the tools to manage our problems without resorting to drugs or alcohol. You will learn how to evaluate situations in your life, and the impact they have on your well-being. Sometimes, that means letting go of people, places, or things that place us under an undue amount of stress, and we learn to set boundaries in their place.

Treatment is an incredible opportunity to work on yourself and to figure out what works and what doesn’t work in your life. If your job is contributing to your addiction, we can help. We will give you a toolbox of skills to improve your life from the ground up. Whether you stay in your career or decide to try something new, we will support you all the way. You don’t have to let addiction run your life anymore. Give us a call, and begin your journey to recovery, today.

Detox is the first step toward a life of freedom in recovery. Addiction does not have to be the end of your story. Make a safe and comfortable detox the first chapter. The Serenity Recovery Center, conveniently located at the Encino Hospital Medical Center, offers a home-like environment for all stages of detox so you can begin your recovery in a healthy state of mind, body, and spirit. Call us today: 866.294.9401