Drugs addiction among executives and professionals is a growing problem in Singapore. 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 Singapore, the Executive Rehab Guide can provide you with the tools you need to find the right private drugs rehab treatment option.
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- Do I have a problem with drugs or alcohol?
- Types of addiction
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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.
Psychotherapy is used in the treatment of addiction by trained counsellors and psychotherapists. Psychotherapy can include individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), educational lectures, family counselling and other therapies that target specific problems in the person’s life e.g. grief therapy, therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder or eating disorder therapy. Complementary therapies are often offered alongside psychotherapy and these can include equine therapy, drumming therapy, art therapy and mindfulness meditation.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
CBT is a structured, short-term ‘talking therapy’ and is popular among executives and professionals and those who prefer 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 positively and assertively.
Treatment at a private residential rehab clinic
Alcohol and drug treatment at a private residential rehab clinic is an intensive and structured form of treatment, lasting usually from six weeks to two months. Patients live, sleep and eat at the clinic, and all medical care and therapy sessions are conducted onsite. Medical and psychotherapeutic treatment is provided by a team of medical staff which includes consultant psychiatrists, specialist doctors, nurses and therapists. Treatment at a residential rehab clinic is the fastest and most effective way to deal with alcohol and drug addiction.
Alcohol, drugs and the family
Addiction doesn’t just affect an individual, it affects their whole family, and it can have a devastating impact on that family. Family members experience guilt, shame, anger, anxiety, helplessness and self-reproach. They often try to hide addiction behind closed doors, to appear ‘normal’ and this can involve going to great lengths to cover up for the alcoholic – lying, covering up, pleading with the addict and making threats. It is important that family members also attend some specialist therapy sessions when their loved one is in rehab.
What is executive burnout?
Stress and adrenaline are what keep many executives focussed at work, spurring them on to get through tough meetings, make quick decisions and work long hours. However, too much stress can affect your health, with mental and physical exhaustion, headaches, and insomnia just some of the symptoms. When stress begins to adversely affect a professional this is known as burnout. Executive professionals with perfectionist and controlling tendencies who work in stressful business environments are more likely to be affected by burnout.