Services for Athletes and Professionals
Athletes and Professionals can become addicted to Narcotics such as Opiate Painkillers after a Sports Injury or from the prescribing of medications by doctors for depression, anxiety or sleep disorders. Most substance abuse among athletes and professionals can begin innocently. Doctors are eager to prescribe for symptoms without sufficient knowledge or experience with addiction and in a lot of cases they over prescribe without a well thought out exit strategy for the medication dependency that is sure to be following.
At Retreat At Zion, we specialize in treating athletes and professionals with addictions, chronic pain, injuries, depression, sleep disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, etc.
Prescription painkillers include narcotics such as:
Prescription medications for depression or anxiety include:
Paxil, Pexeva, Brisdelle
The use of stimulants allows athletes to:
•Maintain focus and aggressiveness
Because professionals, individuals and athletes find themselves under pressure to perform at the utmost level of energy on a daily basis, it is not difficult to understand why the use of stimulants would be appealing and addicting.
According to “Dove Medical Press:”
Opiates: 52% of all college and professional athletes used and 71% of those misused or became addicted at some point in career.
Alcohol: 75%–93% for male athletes; 71%–93% for female athletes over past year.
The number of careers needlessly ended by substance abuse is staggering and could have been easily avoided through detoxification or inpatient treatment, peer group and family support.
At Retreat AT Zion, our specialized detoxification process cleans the clients system from all of these highly addictive drugs allowing the individual to think clearly and work together with our highly trained staff to development a treatment plan for the cause of the issues.