Our program focuses on all aspects of the professional’s life including; career, family, passions, addiction, medical health, mental health, nutrition and spirituality.
Within the last 10 years, professional burnout syndrome has been identified and is one of the leading contributing factors of addiction related disorders within the professional population. Symptoms of Professional Burnout Syndrome include; fatigue, loss of interest with multiple areas of life, decline in creativity, decline within your immune system, sleep changes, appetite changes, loss of focus on self-care, relationship/family issues, anxiety, depression, forgetfulness, impaired concentration, over use of substances and/or alcohol, cynicism, detachment, physical ailments, anger, irritability, muscle tension, body aches.
In 2013, The Journal of Addiction Medicine stated that approximately 69% of Physicians have abused prescription medicine to relieve stress and physical and emotional pain. Currently, around 15% of Physicians are addicted to drugs. It has always been human nature for those in distress to search for and reach for relief that is close to hand. Physicians have a stressful career and many times lack personal boundaries when it comes to self-care. Recently, Heath Services stated, Physicians who seek out professional treatment at a dual-diagnosis facility often succeed at a rate of 70-80% of marinating sobriety. The Professionals Program at The Beach House Treatment Center is designed specifically for success of each patient who enters.
There are many reasons why a Professional won’t seek treatment. A few of these are fear, shame and guilt. Professionals are held to a high standard of ethics. When drug/alcohol addiction presents, the professional can feel hopeless and not know where to turn to ask for help. Others, who have a successful career, may think that they will be able to manage the addiction of their own, but the majority find out this is nearly impossible and usually find themselves in trouble with their governing board. No matter where you are in the process, we are here to help. We can work with your employer and governing board to help find solutions that will help you regain your career and your life.
The Beach House located in Malibu offers specialized attention for Physicians. Our intricate program works with all Healthcare Boards and Governing Bodies. We have partnerships with a wide-array of facilities to provide the professional with the best care available. The Beach House has round the clock medical and clinical staff. Every client receives a full medical and clinical assessment. Our treatment is 100% individualized based around the results of the assessments and the client’s needs. Each client works individually with Dr. Harry & Dr. Mandy, and is assigned a primary and secondary therapist, an addiction focused counselor, and a Psychiatrist.
CONSULTING PHYSICIAN DIRECTOR
Dr. Harry Haroutunian has worked in the field of addiction for over thirty years and is an internationally known speaker on topics of addictive disease and its treatment. He developed the “Recovery 101” lecture series on topics of Addiction Medicine, Recovery Issues, Communication Skills and Relapse Prevention.
As the previous Physician Director of the Betty Ford Center, Dr. Haroutunian contributed to the development of a variety of programs, including the Extended Care Program, the licensed Professional Program and the Clinical Diagnostic Evaluation Program. He is the author of “Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting To, Getting Through and Living in Recovery,” and “Not As Prescribed: Recognizing and Facing Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Older Adults.”
He now serves as the consulting physician director of both the professional and residential programs at The Beach House Treatment Centers and is directly involved in Program Development and Program Design.
Dr. Harry earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, California Academy of Family Physicians, American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Medical Association, American Board of Addiction Medicine, and American Board of Family Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and American Board of Addiction Medicine. He serves on the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for the Screen Actors Guild, on the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for the American Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Programs, and on the Advisory Board for Alliance for a Healthier Generation, supported by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES AND CLINICAL CARE
Dr. Mandy Neeble-Diamond is a licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist and prides herself on being a hands-on leader. Dr. Mandy draws upon her extensive background as a Psychologist, providing individual therapy, group therapy, crisis counseling, forensic evaluations and diagnostic testing.
Dr. Mandy’s unique background includes a strong forensic basis having worked at Twin Towers County Jail in Los Angeles, Chino State Prison, and California Youth Authority. Dr. Mandy worked with the severely mentally ill, violent offenders, and the incompetent to stand trial program. In addition, she has worked closely with the Los Angeles and Orange county court systems, providing diagnostic testing for defendants.
Dr. Mandy specializes in substance-abuse, dual-diagnosis clients (specifically those who suffer from bi-polar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and/or anxiety disorders while also qualifying for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence and/or a specific drug of choice or poly-substance abuse). Dr. Mandy has worked within the substance abuse field for over thirteen years. She has worked as Clinical Director of multiple facilities and has designed dozens of programs to help clients and their families heal.
She received a degree in Psychology at Chapman University and completed her graduate work, a doctorate of clinical psychology (Psy.D.) with a concentration in forensics, at Argosy University, an institution accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Dr. Mandy has twins (boy and girl) which are her pride and joy.