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Did My High-Pressure Career Contribute to Addiction?

If you’ve ever worked in a high-pressure environment, you are probably no stranger to stress. Unfortunately, stressful situations like intense careers can cause people to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. With the right treatment, however, the cycle of addiction can be broken.

Neurobiology of Stress and Addiction

Decades of research have shown strong links between stress and addiction. Many people may use substances to cope with stress and anxiety, leading them to self-medicate with substances.

On the surface, it’s easy to understand how stress can impact a person’s overall well-being, but there are also actual neurobiological factors at play. According to the Surgeon General, painful bursts of stress neurotransmitters “pushes the brain to escape unpleasant situations.” This may lead a person to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol.

Stress in the Workplace

According to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, chronic stress, like that in the workplace, can lead to “severe medical and mental health challenges,” including addiction. People may feel like “winding down” after a long day with alcohol or “keeping up” with high pressure with substances like cocaine. In actuality, this is considered a form of self-medication. It covers up larger symptoms of stress instead of actually fixing the problem.

Addiction Treatment at The Guest House

If you’re in an addictive cycle, it may be a good idea to take a break from the stresses of work. At The Guest House, you will find a welcoming environment on our beautiful 52-acre estate. Our aim is to help you alleviate stress while getting the treatment you need.

We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including those with high-pressure careers. Our highly-trained staff is here to help you with addiction, trauma, mental health, or any other condition you may be struggling with.

Our Modalities

The Guest House’s Silver Springs estate holds many options for your healing journey. You can choose activities that take place outside, like spending time with our horses through equine therapy or even taking on an adventure by the campfire.

There is also a multitude of indoor options, along with traditional therapy and group programs. Some other modalities you can find at The Guest House include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Breathwork
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical fitness

Addiction comes in all shapes and sizes, and there is never a “one size fits all” treatment approach. At The Guest House, we offer a multitude of therapies and programs that will help you find what works best for your unique journey.

Stress from high-pressure careers can lead to a number of health issues, including addiction. At The Guest House, we specialize in treating individuals who come from stressful careers and help them find solitude on our beautiful 52-acre estate. We offer many therapies and treatment modalities that take place both indoors and outside in the fresh air. Massage therapy and acupuncture can help you relax and unwind, while traditional therapies and group programs will help you process your thoughts and emotions in a productive way. For more information, call us at (855) 483-7800.