Can Executive Rehab Help Professionals Recover?

Can Executive Rehab Help Professionals Recover?

Addiction strikes professionals with intensity as much as anyone else can be hit with addiction at any point in their lives. When it comes, it can be hard to navigate life with it because of being a licensed professional who risks losing that license. Understanding treatment will help serve professionals. Treatment is designed to support executives who are struggling and need anonymity and additional support while they heal. 

Designing a Program

Executive programs are unique apart from other programs. They offer the same things like detox and rehab but they also focus on allowing professionals to stay in touch with their needs while tackling substance abuse and addiction. The program provides a way to handle their work needs and partners with them to be successful in rehab. Varying lengths of treatment are usually offered but longer has proven to be more effective, with more time offered to work on root causes of addiction and start the journey of healing. 

Person-Centered Care

A key component of rehab for executives is focusing on their individual needs. They will need to be tailored to fit that person’s abilities, desires, and needs. Motivational interviewing and other techniques may be used to help them find their motivation for change. An assessment will provide an in-depth look at the physical, mental, and emotional states. They help them understand their learning style and personality so they can tailor their experience and treatment towards success. 

Withdrawal

Withdrawal from addictive substances is often a difficult time for executives and may turn them off from trying rehab. It is the only way to heal and get better. Some may need tapering to get off drugs while others may minimize the pain and look to decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Pain from withdrawal maybe though but discomfort can also be likely.  Inpatient detox allows people to receive specialized, compassionate, and intensive care. Management of withdrawal symptoms is important so the person is comfortable but is also able to start moving forward in rehab towards recovery.

Mental Health

Co-occurring disorders occur for executives like any other person with the addiction. They are susceptible to them as a result of using drugs or may have started using drugs to numb pain from having mental health issues. Inpatient detox allows people to receive the care they need to break through the barriers of their mental health diagnosis, detox from addiction to substances, and work on healing past trauma for a better future. It also allows them space to process their stress, burnout, and other issues associated with their jobs and assess best practices for keeping them from relapsing. Work and life balance is a key part of their discussions and recovery. 

Finding Hope

Professionals who go to rehab are often more successful at quitting their addictions and finding healing for mental health issues than those who try to quit cold turkey or never get help. Serious mental health and addiction issues may cause a person to lose their license, career, standing with family and community, and may land them in legal issues, as well. It is not worth losing all that if they have not tried rehab to address their underlying issues. It may take some time and not happen right, but the goal is to find hope through creating a team that will support them all the way through and creates their vision of success in work and life, substance-free. 

The Palmetto Center is based on a Therapeutic Community model. We help people learn how to live free of addiction. Our community support provides structure while trained counselors offer life skills training and therapeutic techniques to help you move past addiction. Our program provides a special focus for professionals including chiropractors, nurses, doctors, lawyers, and more who need help with addiction recovery. Call us to find out more: 866-848-3001.