Professionals Treatment Program

Professionals Treatment at Promises

Recovery begins with a promise.

Professionals Treatment at Promises (PTP) has been designed to provide exceptional service to clients and referring professionals. Our goal is to deliver a new level of excellence by building on the tradition of success achieved over the past 25 years by State Physician Health Programs (PHPs). Evaluations are thorough but efficiently conducted and based on validated diagnostic criteria. Each client is given a highly individualized treatment plan with clearly defined treatment goals. Effective communications and teamwork are vital to referents and are core principles of Professionals Treatment at Promises. Our application of these principles is our commitment to you to deliver the highest quality of care available anywhere and will differentiate us from other professionals programs. The program also addresses co-occurring addictive behaviors and mental health issues as needed. Outstanding treatment for spouses, significant others and children is offered through Promises family programs.

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Professionals Treatment Program

Who Is a PTP Client?

PTP is not limited to licensed professionals and is available to any adult (25 and over) who seeks this optimal level of care with its associated high success rates. The program offers profession-specific treatment elements to healthcare professionals (physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and behavioral health professionals), attorneys, airline pilots, other licensed professionals, business executives and clergy.

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Professionals Treatment Program

Program Foundation & Treatment Philosophy

Professionals Treatment at Promises (PTP) is primarily conducted as a residential day treatment program, though all levels of care are available. The program is for motivated adults (25 and over) who want to build long-term recoveries with a high quality of life.

Over the past three decades, an exceptional system of care has emerged in the United States to address the needs of professionals suffering from addictions and co-occurring disorders. This system is comprised of specialized evaluation and treatment programs that work in concert with professional monitoring agencies and have achieved a remarkable record of documented success.

A recent national study of professionals treated and managed under this system reported fewer relapses (less than 3% relapse rate per year), preserved careers (96% successfully returned to work), and a very low death rate (less than 1%). This is in contrast to the typical substance abuse treatment program in the United States that has a 50% relapse rate at six months and reports of high suicide rates among professionals (e.g., a 1982 a study reported a 20% suicide rate among physicians with addiction-related disciplinary actions).

These successes have led to the obvious question: Why should this system of care only be available to professionals? Some have suggested that all patients should have access to this system of care.

Drawing on decades of experience and research, and utilizing what has been developed and learned, PTP includes the optimal components of care to offer the most effective approach possible. These components include:

  1. Thorough Evaluations based on validated diagnostic criteria
  2. Client-Oriented Treatment
  3. Long-Term Monitoring and Advocacy

The program is focused not only on issues that are related to the inappropriate use of drugs and alcohol, but also other addictive behaviors and mental health issues.

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