Work and Well-Being: A Guide for Addiction Professionals

The Danya Institute would like to share a newly updated self-care resource 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.

We all have a responsibility to take care of our personal well-being. We know that healthcare professionals who strive to meet their own wellness needs not only report being happier and healthier, but also provide higher quality care to clients.

This booklet identifies common workplace stressors for addiction professionals and offers evidence-based, practical strategies and resources to promote healthy lifestyles and productive professional lives. It is intended to assist agencies to create supportive work environments as well as provide guidance to employees on enhancing their own well-being.

This guide is an updated version of “Self-Care: A Guide for Addiction Professionals.” The new guide is available only as a pdf download.

Click here to download the guide.