Addiction treatment is difficult for some people because they don’t know what to expect. Maybe they went down that road before and it didn’t seem to stick. Relapse is a real risk, and experience, for many in recovery. Mental health issues are often part of the journey of addiction for so many people, but they also can be unaddressed. There is a push to make sure dual diagnosis is the focus for people with addiction. Treating both mental health issues alongside addiction can bring the peace people to need to recover and heal for the long haul. Find out how executives can benefit from addiction treatment when they suffer from depression.
A hallmark of executive boardrooms and personal lives seems to be this ambiguous thing called stress. The stresses executives face are often more than others face because they have pressure to perform for wider, bigger audiences, and for more people. They have more at stake than others in the company, and to lose their standing, status, or jobs, can result in huge losses for their company and their personal lives. There is difficulty in confiding in others at the top because you are there for a reason. You are the one everyone else confides in, so it is easier to hide the troubles than face them. The last thing you want is to display weakness or vulnerability. Depression can be a difficult experience but is one that may occur more than you realize for executives.
A Better Way
Treatment for addiction provides support for executives who wrestle with depression. In spite of executives having gone public with their struggles, there is often a stigma surrounding depression or anxiety amongst executives. They may feel stigmatized if they admit depressive episodes. When a CEO or other executive displays behavior that is concerning, they might be assigned an executive coach or person to support them in navigating those challenges.
The best, third way, to navigate addiction and depression is to find someone you trust. Find someone to confide in that is going to keep information confidential (like HR personnel) and are willing to help you find support. You may need to leave for treatment of depression and addiction for awhile. It is for the best if you seek treatment now because you will be a better executive, partner, friend, lover, and stakeholder for your community if you get treatment. You cannot typically heal on your own, which is why you need the support of family and friends to urge you to seek help, get medication, find doctors who will help you and don’t be afraid to go to rehab where needed. You will not regret using your skills in a way that supports your journey of recovery.
A Step in the Right Direction provides quality care for clients seeking support for addiction recovery. Our goal is to help you find healing and help for addiction. Recovery is about your journey of healing. Take advantage of it and come to a place that serves executives. For more information, sober living programs for men and women as well as recovery programs, call (877) 377-3702.