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Addiction on the Rise in Professional Career Fields

June 20, 201626 min
Addiction can affect anyone, regardless of income, education, or career.In recent years, addiction has become more prevalent among professionals in the medical, legal, and other high­-pressure fields. Dr. Joe DeSanto is the Medical director of Hotel California by the Sea Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Newport Beach, California, and the host of The Recovery Show on Southern California's KOCI, 101.5 FM. Dr. DeSanto has been a firsthand witness to this recent increase in addiction among professionals. He discusses the unique treatment and support needs of these individuals, why addiction rates are climbing, and how to recognize red flags if you are concerned about someone in your life.

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