The D’Amore Solution to Work Addiction

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D’AMORE AND WORK ADDICTION

Because American culture places a high value on hard work and long hours have become the norm, work addiction is one of the more insidious mental health issues. Like any other addiction, work addiction is the inability to stop the behavior. It often stems from a compulsive need to achieve status and success or to escape emotional stress. Work addiction is often driven by job success and is common in people who desire perfection.

If you or a loved one are in a web of work addiction, you may not need the same level of treatment as someone with a drug addiction. However, severe workaholics may require an inpatient rehabilitation program like D’Amore Healthcare’s to manage the behavior. Work addiction can result from a coexisting mental health condition, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, even from unresolved trauma. The addiction could also cause mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.

For these reasons, we take your entire medical, sleep cycle and psychological history into account. Sleep deprivation is the new form of smoking or adrenaline fevered life threatening sport. The staff at D’Amore Healthcare will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan, situating you with the right amount of education, rest, nutrition, counseling, activities and personal growth assignments. As a result, with your engagement and self-care, you will develop the skills and coping mechanisms to live in abundance.

PARTNERING WITH D’AMORE HEALTHCARE MEANS A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH WORK

The deceptive nature of work addiction often requires a new, stable environment for those afflicted. D’Amore‘s residential mental health facility creates a safe and comfortable space in which those suffering from work addiction can begin the process of stabilization. This foundation for mental wellness is 60 days in duration. Please don’t hesitate to call us any time, day or night, to take the first step towards a healthy relationship with work.

 

We offer the following addiction recovery services for those suffering from work addiction:  

Residential Work Addiction Treatment
Nutrition Guided Detoxification to restore adrenal and stress hormones
Screening for Chemical Addiction and/or Alcohol Treatment
Residential Mental Health Stabilization
Individual Counseling
Recreation and Exercise
Legal Advocacy
Family Counseling
Equine Therapy
Nutrition Counseling
Discharge Planning, including budgeting and faith community linkages

D’Amore Healthcare is a dual diagnosis, mental health and addiction treatment center for men and women specializing in the intervention, acute stabilization and residential treatment of work addiction. We are a Joint Commission accredited, licensed facility located in the sunny, beach communities of Southern California.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WORK ADDICTION

Work addiction is both confusing and under-researched, statistics regarding this condition are vague. However, it is estimated that about 10% of Americans suffer from work addiction or a related compulsive work disorder. Like all addictions and compulsive disorders, however, professional treatment may be necessary. D’Amore Healthcare will help you sort through the facts and risks in your screening.

WHAT IS WORK ADDICTION?

Though work addiction is similar in many ways to other types of addiction, such as chemical, gambling or shopping addictions, it differs drastically in that there is usually a much greater benefit to aspects of the individual’s social life, along with the obvious benefits to their occupational lives. It can also be difficult to differentiate work addiction from merely excessive or enthusiastic work. An individual’s relationship to work becomes problematic when work is done compulsively, often to avoid pressing matters in other aspects of an individual’s life. Work addiction is treatable because human beings were built for change and adaptation, especially in our warm residential environment.

ARE YOU OR IS SOMEONE YOU LOVE ADDICTED TO WORK?

Here are some questions to ask if you believe you or someone you love has an addiction to work:

Is work causing a problem in your family or social life?
Do you use work as a measure to gain control over your life?
Do you break promises made to yourself or others about the amount of time you spend working?
How many hours did you sleep the last 7 nights?
Do you have a difficult time delegating duties to others?
Has work diminished the happiness you’ve previously found in activities outside of work?
Are you unsatisfied with your accomplishments at work despite promotions, increases in pay, accolades from superiors, etc.?
Do you find it difficult to set work aside even while on vacation (compulsively checking emails, phone, etc.)?
Do you crave sugar, stimulants or alcohol daily?
Is your physical health suffering because of your work schedule?
Do you feel powerless when it comes to limiting your work?

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you may be suffering from a work addiction.

If you are struggling with an addiction to work, please call today.

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