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Stay motivated. Stay grounded. Stay in touch with your team.

Stay for a long and rewarding addictions career!

All work environments can have stressful aspects. Since for most of us, work is not an option but a necessity, most people cannot avoid the stress that they experience at work. In times of limited resources, treatment agencies desire creative ways to provide a more supportive work environment for employees. Professionals themselves also want to enhance their own well being and lead healthier, more productive lives.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
-- Maya Angelou

In this portion of the Workforce Development area, you will gain knowledge on how to grow your profession by learning to care for your own career and by ensuring those you manage feel valued and stay motivated. You will find resources and tools to cultivate your career and discover ways to retain employees. Learn why staff leave and become skilled at motivating those you supervise.

Finally, discover self care methods for sustaining a rewarding addictions career. Learn more about common stressors and why addictions professionals are especially vulnerable to compassion fatigue and burnout. Additional information can be found on the following links:

Compassion Stress and Burnout signs/Assessment Tools
Trauma
Some Definitions
Case Studies

Steps Toward Care and Lifestyle Balance - Specific Steps

Navigate to the links located on the left-hand side of the page:
To learn why employees leave and how to keep them. Also discover professional growth resources, as well as other tools and resources for supervisors.


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