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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

CBT is a structured, short-term 'talking therapy' and is popular among executives and professionals and those who perfer a structured and pragmatic approach to therapy. CBT can take place as a one-on-one therapy with a therapist or as part of group therapy. CBT changes negative thought patterns, attitudes and behaviours that block recovery. It helps a person with alcohol and drug problems to recognise situations which could lead to relapse and to apply coping skills effectively in these situations; learn how to avoid and manage negative feelings and address situations in a positive and assertive manner.

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Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has an estimated two million members worldwide. A 'member' is someone who attends their meetings, but you don't have to sign up or pay a fee. At AA and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings people who have problems with alcohol or drugs meet to share their experiences and provide mutual help. For many people AA and NA are enough to stop them using and keep them abstinent. For others, more professional help and psychotherapy is necessary to kick-start their recovery. AA and NA are both invaluable aftercare tools. At these meetings people who have problems with alcohol or drugs meet to share their experiences and provide mutual help.

Self-medication with alcohol or drugs

Sometimes executives and business people who experience serious stress and burnout at work will turn to alcohol or drugs to help the symptoms. This is known as 'self-medication'. They might drink large quantities of alcohol at night to help them relax or sleep after a stressful day, they might use benzodiazepines during the day to calm their anxiety before a stressful meeting, or they might use drugs such as cocaine to enhance their performance and alertness.

Health risks of alcohol

Alcohol affects all parts of the body and is toxic to the body’s cells when consumed in amounts other than those recommended. Heavy drinking over a prolonged period can lead to alcoholic liver disease, cancer, brain damage, infertility and withdrawal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, heart palpitations, sweating, ‘the shakes’, and difficulty sleeping. Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression can be exacerbated by heavy drinking.

Alcohol & drug problems in the workplace

The importance of rehab treatment

This video features insights from addictions professionals and a former rehab patient into the importance of professional treatment for employees with alcohol and drug problems.  

Employers often ignore alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace until it is too late. Residential rehab treatment can transform an addicted employee from a liability to a productive and fulfilled worker. 

Addiction myth: I’m a bad person.

People who abuse alcohol and drugs and have an addiction are often terrified of being judged as 'bad' or 'immoral'. This fear leads to denial and attempts to hide the addiction from family, friends and colleagues. Even though the addict may have done some unpleasant or unkind things to other people while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, this does not mean they are bad people. Treatment at a rehab clinic can reaffirm this. At rehab they are able to talk about their addiction openly and honestly with a therapist and in group sessions. They can admit some of the shameful things they have done in their past and listen to others who have had similar experiences.

Drugs addiction among executives and professionals is a growing problem in Manchester. Drugs addiction has a hugely negative impact on individuals, their families and on their workplace environment.

Private drugs residential rehab treatment can transform the life of someone with drugs addiction, rebuild their family relationships and change them from an unproductive employee and a liability in the workplace into a positive and fulfilled employee.

If you are concerned about that you may have a drugs addiction problem, or if you are the family member, friend or employer of someone with drugs addiction in Manchester, the Executive Rehab Guide can provide you with the tools you need to find the right private drugs rehab treatment option.