Because American culture places a high value on hard work and long hours have become the norm, work addiction is one of the more insidious mental health issues. Like any other addiction, work addiction is the inability to stop the behavior. It often stems from a compulsive need to achieve status and success or to escape emotional stress. Work addiction is often driven by job success and is common in people who desire perfection.
If you or a loved one are in a web of work addiction, you may not need the same level of treatment as someone with a drug addiction. However, severe workaholics may require an inpatient rehabilitation program like D’Amore Healthcare’s to manage the behavior. Work addiction can result from a coexisting mental health condition, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, even from unresolved trauma. The addiction could also cause mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.
For these reasons, we take your entire medical, sleep cycle and psychological history into account. Sleep deprivation is the new form of smoking or adrenaline fevered life threatening sport. The staff at D’Amore Healthcare will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan, situating you with the right amount of education, rest, nutrition, counseling, activities and personal growth assignments. As a result, with your engagement and self-care, you will develop the skills and coping mechanisms to live in abundance.