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Executive Treatment Centers
Drug and Alcohol Dependency and Addiction
Professionals who have risen to the top of their fields are likely to encounter excessive levels of stress on a daily basis. Chronic exposure to stress often results in the use of alcohol or drugs as a means of relieving the pressures of the job. Eventually, the daily habit of self-medicating with substances can develop into dependence or addiction, possibly putting everything that matters on the line. Addressing a substance use disorder at the earliest point offers the best chance of achieving a sustained recovery, but treating addiction at any stage of the disease will offer renewed hope.
What is Unique About Executive Alcohol and Drug Treatment?
A niche has been created within the addiction recovery field that caters to the unique needs of professionals like doctors, attorneys, business owners, and high-ranking executives. Executive detox and rehab programs have made special accommodations to address the concerns of these busy professionals. The executive treatment programs differ from traditional programs in the following ways:
Executive programs feature efficient scheduling for delivering treatment services in a tight time frame or a custom schedule.
- Electronic devices
Executive programs offer flexibility to accommodate the need to use electronic devices, such as computers and smartphones, for staying connected and engaged at work while in treatment.
- Rehab options
If entering a residential program is not feasible, the detox and withdrawal can be completed within a week, followed by outpatient programming.
Individuals who have reached a certain status in their careers are accustomed to the finer things in life. Executive alcohol treatment centers provide upscale accommodations and amenities, similar to a spa retreat.
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Know the Warning Signs of Addiction
Chemical dependency on drugs or alcohol can sneak up on a person, no matter how successful they might be. Substance use that initially began as a way to decompress from the demands of work eventually led to increased tolerance and consumption. Here are some classic symptoms that indicate a substance use disorder has developed:
- Tries to cut down or quit substance and cannot
- Continues to use the substance even with mounting negative consequences
- Loses interest in activities once enjoyed
- Begins to isolate from friends and family
- Neglects responsibilities at work or at home
- Obsesses about obtaining and using more of the substance
- Engages in risky behaviors
- Becomes secretive, lies about consumption, hides substance at home or work
- Relationships begin to suffer
- Is in denial about having a substance use disorder
- Experiences withdrawal symptoms attempting to quit
Recognizing the signs of addiction is the first step toward obtaining executive drug treatment, and eventually, recovery.
Overcoming the Barriers to Executive Drug Treatment
Although busy executives might think that dropping everything to go to rehab is unthinkable, this mindset should be reevaluated in light of the ultimate consequences of chronic drug or alcohol abuse. The small investment of time and resources into getting sober and changing the addiction-related behaviors pale in comparison to the cost of ignoring the problem. The common roadblocks to executive treatment include:
Time is a precious commodity to individuals who have reached a certain status in their career. Their busy schedule leaves little flex time, making the thought of taking an extended leave to enroll in an executive alcohol treatment center seem an impossibility.
The thought of admitting to a substance abuse problem is very difficult to do. High-level executives like to project an image of being totally in control, so they will often dodge the problem until the consequences become obvious.
The fear of career fallout from a substance use disorder can prevent many from seeking executive drug treatment. Professionals are wary of the stigma associated with seeking treatment, and worry that their reputations could be harmed.
Although these are valid concerns, postponing treatment only makes the substance problem more difficult to treat in the long run.
What to Expect in Detox For Executives
Once it becomes clear that there is a need for professional treatment, the individual will need to complete the detox and withdrawal phase of treatment. A detox program at an executive alcohol treatment center allows the busy professional to complete detoxification discreetly and then continue on with outpatient or residential treatment as desired. The expert detox staff provides a high degree of personal attention and oversight throughout the detox process, ensuring the least amount of discomfort.
Alcohol detox can present some unpredictable withdrawal symptoms that must be managed by a capable detox team. As symptoms emerge, the detox professionals will closely monitor vital signs and provide interventions as warranted. In addition, the detox team is also a source of psychological support should the individual begin to waver. The alcohol detox timeline tends to last 5-7 days on average, with withdrawal symptoms peaking on days 3-4 before beginning to subside.
In executive drug treatment, each particular substance will present its own set of withdrawal symptoms and risks. Individuals with a benzodiazepine dependency or opiate addiction will be placed on a tapering schedule that allows the body to incrementally adjust to the diminishing levels of the substance.
Executive Addiction Treatment Elements
Whether the individual opts for a residential program or an outpatient program, there are specific recovery benchmarks that are reached through the addiction treatment process. A multi-dimensional approach combines the following interventions:
Using evidence-based therapies, dysfunctional thought and behavior patterns and underlying emotional issues are addressed.
- Medication assisted treatment (MAT)
Some individuals may benefit from medication-supported recovery through such drugs as naltrexone or Suboxone.
- Group support
Gathering in small groups, peers are able to share their personal experiences and discuss issues related to recovery.
- Psychosocial education
Recovery skills include learning conflict resolution techniques, better communication skills, and relapse prevention strategies.
- Holistic activities
The mind-body connection is nurtured through holistic elements, such as practicing mindfulness, yoga, therapeutic massage, art therapy, acupuncture, and recreation.
- Aftercare support
Continuing care services help reinforce recovery following completion of executive drug treatment. These include sober living, outpatient therapy, and participation in a recovery community.
Speak to an Admissions Specialist
If you are considering getting help for a drug or alcohol addiction, please call the luxury rehab admissions team at Capo By the Sea at (888) 529-2114 to arrange for your residential detoxification. Begin your recovery safely with a ly monitored detox.
Capo By The Sea clients are immersed in a unique therapeutic environment tailored to the individual. Our counselors are highly trained in uncovering and addressing the underlying causes of addiction.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL DETOX
A residential detoxification allows the individual to benefit from oversight and intervention for managing the withdrawal symptoms that will emerge during the detox process.
A residential program provides the intensity and support required to make fundamental changes in the way you think about, react to, and process daily events and triggers you will encounter.
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