Self-Care for the Care Giver: Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It, Part 1
The Sober Chicks attended the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders this month and while there we figured it was a great place for us to record a couple of podcast episodes focusing on the importance of self-care for the caregiver. Let’s face it, as clinicians we are great at giving advice but not always as good at applying to ourselves. In the first episode in this two part series, titled, “Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It” we had the privilege to interview our friend and colleague, Alan Budd, Program Director of the Dentist Health and Wellness Committee of the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Alan & The Sober Chicks discuss some of the risk factors for professionals in the medical and mental health field and breakdown some of the reasons why those in the field of dentistry are sometimes at higher risk for addictive disorders. Dentists, more so than other healthcare professionals, tend to establish private practices; which can be an isolating experience, compounded with the financial burden they take on to start their business. Check out this episode of Straight Talk for some tips on how professionals can seek help if they are struggling with addiction and some of the key factors that contribute to addictive disorders in the dentistry and other medical professions.
For more on the Dental Health and Wellness Committee, check out their website here: www.dhwcma.org
If you need a professional to assist you with finding the best treatment option for an addictive disorder or any other mental health professional, and you live in Connecticut, you can contact Insight Counseling through the form below or call 203-431-9726.
Remember to take your sobriety seriously, but not yourselves too seriously!
– The Sober Chicks, Liz & Sarah