Executive Drug And Alcohol Rehab Programs
Medically reviewed byJennifer Cousineau MSCP, LPCI, NCC
March 19, 2019
Executive drug and alcohol rehab programs are designed for busy professionals who are unable to leave their jobs to get the help they need. These programs carefully adapt their treatment modalities to fulfill each person’s specific needs, in an individualized and tailor-made approach.
Perhaps you began using drugs or alcohol in the hopes that it would actually strengthen your career. Some people may use addictive substances to curb the depression or stress they may contend with in hopes that they’ll be able to concentrate more readily on their profession. Others may actually use certain substances illicitly, like amphetamines, to increase their focus or productivity, only to find that they’ve become dependent and addicted to them. Whatever the reason, you need help.
We Understand The Importance Of Your Career
In the corporate world, it often seems that the responsibilities, deadlines, and expectations never cease. Due to this, many professionals may put their well-being second, giving their addiction free reign in a way that continues to deteriorate their physical and mental health.
You don’t have to set aside your responsibilities to receive treatment. Executive rehab programs are designed for the needs of busy professionals who require treatment, but who cannot afford to leave the rigors of their job behind.
Two forms of treatment settings exist, outpatient and inpatient drug rehab. In the case of the former, you or your loved one can receive treatment while continuing to live at home and engaging in the day-to-day routines of your personal and professional lives. It is important to note, however, that in many instances, depending on the severity of an addiction and the type of addiction you have, an inpatient facility may be more beneficial.
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During your time in an inpatient program, you will have access to a variety of tools and amenities that will allow you to stay focused, connected, and involved within your career; they may include:
- Privacy and confidentiality
- Travel assistance
- Leeway to work on a laptop or tablet
- Time in daily schedules for business endeavors
- Private rooms
- Comfortable furnishings
- A resort-like setting
- Private conference rooms in which to conduct business
- Ability to video conference
- Fully equipped gyms
- Personal trainers
- Chef-prepared meals and fine dining
- Concierge service
- Luxuriously appointed amenities that uphold standards of living
- Desk, office chair, and filing cabinets
- Access to fax machines and phone services
- Holistic treatments, including acupuncture, massage, and yoga to help de-stress
- Peers that understand similar perspectives and ambitions
The Benefit To Increase Your Professional Capability
Foremost, an addiction overwhelms your body, mind, and responsibilities in a capacity that hinders many important aspects of your life, including your career. Drugs and alcohol can impair or even alter your cognitive abilities by affecting your focus, memory, concentration, and decision-making skills, all things that are crucial when you’re confronting a big decision or critical deal that could could change the face of your career.
Beyond this, an addiction often immerses you in negative thought patterns, mindsets, and behaviors, which may interfere with your ability to stay at the top of your game. If your self-confidence, optimism, and ability to connect with others are floundering, chances are, so are your corporate endeavors. Stop this downward spiral before your addiction infringes on your professional capacity or productivity in way that jeopardizes your career or company.
During your time in treatment, you won’t only detox from your substance of abuse, but from these detrimental patterns. A good executive treatment program will support you in finding sobriety, and then go beyond, teaching you vital skills that will carry you in greater strength, preparedness, and solidarity within your corporate sphere; they include:
- Increase communication skills—good communication is essential within any career. A good program will help you to hone your skills so that you can communicate at any level that your role demands.
- Learn how to organize better—in a fast-paced job, you might take multitasking to a new level. Sometimes in your quest to keep climbing, you might lose touch with how best to administer your tasks or those of others. You will learn how to better organize in a way that promotes efficiency and productivity, and reduces stress.
- Increase ability to work within a team—the corporate world may place a lot of pressure on you, and as you’re accustomed to delegating tasks, you might lose touch with how to work together with your team. We can help remind you of the importance of this, and how best to do it.
- Hone your leadership skills—sometimes, a person may climb the corporate ladder so quickly, due to their raw talent and determination, that they may not have the opportunity for ample leadership training. It is also possible that your addiction makes it hard to be the leader you inherently are. We can help you to regain, or learn for the first time, skills that make someone a viable and powerful leader.
- Stress-management skills—The corporate world is full of stress. In come capacity, limited amounts of stress may be good, however, too much can cause you to fall under the weight of your workload. Learn how to manage it so that you can be en pointe and ready to handle the challenges of your executive position.
- Coping skills—learn how to balance anxiety so that it doesn’t run your life or your career.
- Dealing with failure—sometimes things don’t work out to our expectations, this can be especially true within high-risk professions or any corporate job. Expertly trained staff will help you learn how to better cope with these disappointments so that you don’t turn to drugs or alcohol to moderate failures.
- Finding balance—As we’ve noted before, many executives may place their profession before their physical, mental, and emotional health. In order to be successful on any of these levels, you need to nurture and acknowledge the importance of each. You’ll be educated on how to do so in a way that empowers you to have an even more filling life, both personally and professionally.
Dual Diagnosis Care That Readies You For The Demands Of Your Career
An executive lifestyle can often be nonstop, rife with stress and at a pace that is very demanding mentally and emotionally. Due to this, a person may also suffer from another disorder beyond addiction. These co-occurring concerns may include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and even dual addictions.
To some, admitting or acknowledging a mental health disorder within the workforce may seem like a sign of weakness, a move that can be vastly detrimental, both to the individual and their career. According to a World Health Organization report, “Mental health and work: Impact, issues and good practices,” mental health disorders are of great concern within the workforce and can have a direct impact on a person’s capability to do their job. Specifically, they cite that a mental health disorder may have the following consequences: absenteeism, reduced work performance, changes in staff attitude and behavior, and increased issues with relationships at work. If you’re in a position of high responsibility, and directing and setting an example to a staff or corporation, you can’t afford to struggle in these ways.
Co-occurring conditions, such as a mental health disorder paired with an addiction, often fuel one another, creating a vicious cycle that may seem unstoppable without the right expert and attentive care. As a person seeks to cope with the symptoms of their mental health disorder—for instance, the sense of despondency or alienation that depression might create—they may turn to drugs or alcohol to numb these feelings.
What is frightening is that many addictions can actually cause or exacerbate mental health disorders, so as you’re seeking to “treat” them, you are in actuality increasing the odds that you will continue to struggle with them. Hence, in order to be truly successful within your recovery and your profession, you need to treat both, so that one doesn’t negate the success of the other.
Good treatment addresses these co-occurring disorders head on, encountering both with a variety of research-proven treatment modalities and therapeutic methods, so that you can emerge from treatment with not only sobriety, but greater balance and wellness all around.
Find Professional Success And Achieve Sobriety
Please, we implore you—don’t let your addiction go untreated any longer. Help exists. Help that is, in fact, fashioned for the specific demands of a high-profile executive life. Within executive rehab, you will be able to remain in the game. Stay on top of your responsibilities while building a better, healthier foundation on which to base your career. We can help you find sobriety and a more balanced life that will allow you to continue building success within the corporate world. Contact us and find out more today.