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Addiction, Recovery and Mental Health: A Podcast by WAISMANN METHOD® Opioid Treatment Specialists

Apr 28, 2023

Recovery can be a challenging and exhausting process, leading to burnout. In this episode, our podcast hosts, David Livingston, LMFT, and Dwight Hurst, LPC discuss burnout and how it relates to addiction recovery. Burnout can occur in any profession or personal life, and it often results from a lack of balance and self-care. When people are in the midst of addiction recovery, they may become so focused on their treatment that they forget to take care of themselves in other areas of their life. This can lead to burnout, which can in turn make it more difficult to stay committed to recovery.

Livingston and Hurst share their experiences working with clients who have experienced burnout and offer tips for preventing and overcoming it. They emphasize the importance of self-care and balance and suggest that clients should take a step back from treatment activities if they start to feel overwhelmed. They also discuss the concept of “working through” burnout rather than “overcoming” it, and the importance of finding a better balance rather than becoming bulletproof to ever being burned out.

Waismann Method’s podcast hosts emphasize that overcoming burnout is not about becoming bulletproof and never experiencing burnout again, but rather about learning to manage it and finding a healthy balance between caring for others and taking care of oneself. They also touch on the importance of being able to care and not care, and how this balance can actually make us more effective in helping others. Through their conversation, Dwight and David highlight the need for self-care and taking breaks to avoid burnout, as well as the importance of recognizing when you need help and seeking it out.





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