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High-level executives encounter excessive levels of stress on a daily, hourly basis. Chronic exposure to high stress can often result in the use of alcohol as a means of relieving the pressures of the job. Eventually, this daily habit of self-medicating with alcohol can develop into addiction or dependence, becoming a threat to health, career, and family. Addressing an alcohol use disorder at the earliest point offers the best chances of a sustained recovery, but treating alcoholism at any stage of the disease will offer hope of living a fulfilling life of sobriety.
The biggest challenge for a busy executive, however, is carving out the extended period of time needed to get the treatment needed. For this reason, some programs now offer an inpatient two-week treatment program that can expedite the process while also providing the tools needed to remain engaged at the office. Better yet, these two-week plans may design a treatment program that includes golf or other extracurricular activities to help pass the time.
About Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcoholism is a chronic relapsing disease that impacts brain chemistry and the nervous system. It can sneak up on someone with little warning as tolerance to the substance increases and one begins to drink more heavily in order to achieve the relaxation response they enjoyed when first using alcohol. Alcoholism should be taken seriously, as without detoxification and treatment, in addition to ongoing continuing care efforts, it could be deadly.
What may begin as a couple of drinks in the evening following a hectic day at the office can morph over time into a need to imbibe first thing in the morning and then throughout the day. Once the body has become accustomed to the daily dosage of alcohol it will rebel when alcohol is withheld, initiating withdrawal symptoms that send you right back to the alcohol. The symptoms of alcohol addiction or dependence might include the following:
- Unable to stop drinking once started
- Being able to drink more and more alcohol
- Blacking out, having no memory of actions or conversations
- Lying about your level of drinking
- Hiding alcohol from loved ones
- Neglecting responsibilities at home or work
- Relationship troubles related to the excessive drinking
- Trying to stop drinking but can’t
- Withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop, including tremors, profuse sweating, nausea, anxiety, irritability, insomnia and more.
What to Expect at an Inpatient Two Week Alcohol Treatment Program?
The individual who has reached the high ranks in their profession is someone who is driven and very busy. These executives may be aware of their alcohol problem but can’t fathom how they could go into a month long (or longer) rehab program with so many responsibilities that need to be addressed on a daily basis.
An inpatient two week alcohol treatment program condenses the usual 30-day program down to 14 days, accommodating the busy life of an executive while still providing high quality treatment for alcoholism. Treatment will begin with detox and withdrawal and then segue into psychotherapy, both individual and group sessions, alcohol addiction education, relapse prevention planning and techniques, and participation in a recovery support group. Most executive rehabs also provide other holistic or adjunct therapies that augment the program.
Golf Drug Rehab Offers Executive Golf Two Week Alcohol Treatment Programs
Golf Drug Rehab is a premier two week alcohol treatment programs in coastal California that caters to executives who happen to love golf. This truncated program allows the busy executive to receive the needed help for an alcohol use disorder over a two-week period, while enjoying golf as a recreational diversion with three beautiful local courses to choose from.
Golf Drug Rehab provides the necessary technological tools at the executive’s disposal so they can remain in communication with staff during their stay in rehab. Golf Drug Rehab features high-end accommodations and amenities as well as highly trained clinical staff who will guide the individual toward a lifelong recovery. For more information about the program, please contact Golf Drug Rehab today at (877) 958-5320.