Work and Well-Being: A Guide for Addiction Professionals
The work of an addiction professional can be hard. It can also be very rewarding. We have an opportunity to change the lives of our clients for the better. We often even help save lives. Our work can be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. As we assist others in their recovery, we are dealing with complex problems. We work with our clients around their addiction as well as their medical, legal, family, housing, and employment issues. It is easy to get overwhelmed by clients’ needs or by the sheer number of people we are trying to treat.