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Healthcare Professionals Program

As a healthcare professional, you face profound stressors and challenges every single day. Mountainside Treatment Center has offered best-in-class addiction treatment services since 1998, helping thousands of people to achieve long-term recovery. Now, Mountainside offers a specialized program designed to address the specific needs of healthcare professionals who are struggling with substance misuse.

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Get Started on the Road to Recovery with a Program Tailored to Your Needs

Mountainside’s Healthcare Professionals Program is designed to meet the needs of physicians, nurses, dentists, other medical specialists, and therapists who require support in addressing the unique substance use and co-occurring disorder challenges they face. Our team of board-certified addiction psychiatrists, psychiatric APRNs, masters-level clinicians as well as expert wellness practitioners come together to create a hyper-focused treatment plan to help clients build a solid and sustainable foundation for recovery.

This comprehensive program combines evidence-based treatments, individualized care, and professional support to facilitate the recovery and successful reintegration of any healthcare professionals into their personal and professional lives, with all the tools they need to navigate high-stress situations and prevent recurrence. Learn more about each phase below:


Inpatient Assessment (3-5 days)

Comprehensive evaluations to determine diagnosis, treatment recommendations with appropriate level of care, fitness for returning to practice, and timeline for potential return.  

  • History and physical exam
  • Urine screen and bloodwork testing
  • Biopsychosocial assessment
  • Family dynamics assessments, family genogram, and family APGAR
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Neuropsychological assessment, as needed
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Medically Monitored Detox
(3-10 days)

Psychiatric and 24-hour nursing care to maximize comfort during and ensure success through the withdrawal process.

  • Group therapy, daily
  • Individual therapy, 2 sessions
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment options available
  • Yoga and acupuncture
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Residential Treatment
(minimum of 35 days)

Full curriculum of fundamental education and counseling, supported by a broad range of wellness therapies, to develop skills in recognizing triggers and actionable strategies to positively manage stressors.

  • 8 hours of programming daily
  • Group therapy with other healthcare professionals, 2 sessions each day:
    • AM session provides psychoeducation on topics including shame and guilt, trauma, compassion fatigue, and work-life balance.
    • PM session utilizes a range of modalities such as Seeking Safety, DBT skills for recovery, and “Doc-to-Doc” to explore areas of group concern.
  • Individual therapy, 2 to 3 sessions per week
  • Family Wellness programming:
    • 1 assessment session with client
    • 1 assessment session with family only
    • 1 joint client and family session
  • Holistic wellness therapies daily, including yoga, qigong, meditation, hiking, challenge courses, and therapeutic art, music and writing
  • Case management and aftercare planning 

Learn even more about our Residential program.

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