Confidential Treatment and Addiction Support
Executive and employer interventions are much more confidential and low-key compared to personal interventions. In most circumstances, they include some form of confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement. This not only preserves the person of concern’s reputation but relieves them of added anxiety while seeking treatment.
An addicted person is more likely to choose recovery if they can be offered job security upon successful completion of a recovery plan. Likewise, most companies would prefer to help struggling employees return to work healthy as opposed to losing them completely.
Reasons Why Executives Avoid Treatment
A person does not need to hit rock bottom before seeking treatment, and people with substance abuse disorders rarely overcome addiction without professional help.
Many executives struggle to accept their need for substance abuse treatment and fear that they will lose their careers when in reality, addiction is taking it from them already. The following reasons contribute to the need for executive recovery programs.
Alcohol is a common part of business functions, meetings, and celebrations.
Executives manage so much at work they feel their substance use habits are easily manageable. They may even describe themselves as “functional alcoholics.”
Executives may fear that they will lose their reputation or responsibilities if their addiction becomes publicly known.
Executives make major decisions within a company, and some may fear they are losing control of something they worked hard for if they leave for treatment.