How to Find an Executive Detox


One of the foremost challenges in substance abuse recovery is finding the approach that best suits each patient. We all have different lifestyle, family and professional obligations, so our choice of treatment methods should reflect this diversity.

For CEOs or C-level businesspeople, executive detox is often the treatment which best matches up with their specific needs and goals.

What is executive detox?

Executive rehab or detox is a substance abuse recovery treatment designed to address the particular challenges of treating a patient with a demanding, C-suite position. Many of these patients do not have the ability to step away from their careers for an extended period of time. Executive detox provides the private medical assistance needed to wean them off drugs and alcohol, and also offers follow up treatment to assist with their recovery.

Executives may still interact with clients and co-workers during their stay in an executive facility. Most of these facilities are very high-end and resort-like in the amenities they offer. While PPO insurance and other forms of coverage will sometimes pay for a stay in an executive rehab, cash pay is always an option.

The ultimate goal of executive rehab is to help patients overcome substance abuse, while minimizing any potential career damage or harm to their professional prospects.

How to find the right facility

Before choosing an executive rehab center for treatment, it's important that you first conduct some basic research. Some of the initial questions you should ask include:

  • Can the patient travel out-of-state for treatment?
  • Is the patient able to self-pay, or will insurance be necessary?
  • If self-payment isn't feasible, does the patient's policy cover executive treatment?

One the patient's needs are assessed, a list of potential executive treatment centers can be compiled. Online searches and medical or insurance company referrals are common methods for discovering potential treatment options. 

Once you've identified a treatment center, check and make sure the facility can accommodate the patient's personal, professional and medical needs. By doing so, you give the patient the best possible chance at recovery. 

If you or someone you love needs assistance from an executive detox center, we encourage you to take action today.

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