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The Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Treatment for Professionals and Executives

Substance use and addiction treatment provides individuals with the tools needed to both recognize triggers and manage such triggers without the use of alcohol or drugs. In addition, the appropriate type of addiction treatment also seeks to address underlying psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, personality/mood disorders, PTSD, and more. A treatment plan that addresses both underlying issues, as well as addiction, is commonly referred to as dual diagnosis treatment. This form of treatment tends to be most effective as it focuses on helping the individual as a whole, rather than solely focusing on the addiction. This is because most substance use issues stem from an underlying issue, so if the underlying issue is not addressed while addressing substance use, long-term results may not be possible.

For business professionals and executives, seeking treatment can often be intimidating.  The reasons for avoiding treatment vary, but many professionals are concerned with the stigma that is often associated with addiction treatment for professionals. According to an article published by Forbes, corporate leaders are often overcome with similar shame and fear of judgment from colleagues and their loved ones, and “that stigma and the demands of corporate leadership cause execs to forgo treatment until they feel consumed by the disease of addiction.” This notion that such “high functioning” professionals do not need to seek substance use treatment only “compounds the crisis.” However, through a Manhattan outpatient addiction treatment program specializing in business professionals and executives, such individuals can seek treatment without major disruptions to their careers, personal lives, and schedules.

What is Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

Unlike inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment for addiction is a program intended for those seeking a treatment program with more flexibility so they can continue to maintain responsibilities at home, work, and school. In a Manhattan outpatient treatment program, business professionals and executives can attend scheduled private outpatient treatment sessions during the day or the evening at a time that best fits their schedules.

How Does Outpatient Addiction Treatment Benefit Professionals and Executives?

For many business professionals and executives, outpatient treatment in Manhattan is beneficial and preferred over inpatient treatment for various reasons, including:

  • Flexibility: With outpatient treatment, individuals can continue their normal activities while receiving treatment. This flexibility is particularly beneficial for professionals and executives who have full schedules along with personal responsibilities.
  • Discretion and Privacy: Due to the sensitive nature of addiction treatment, addiction treatment facilities are held to the clinical standards of patient confidentiality. At Fifth Avenue Psychiatry, our Manhattan outpatient rehab for professionals is located in a discreet location so that each patient, including business professionals and executives, can undergo proper treatment with complete and total privacy at each appointment.
  • Individualized Approach: Our outpatient rehab for professionals in Manhattan is founded on a science-based, individualized approach that each patient receives a treatment plan specifically tailored to their needs, schedule, and individual underlying issues. While some patients are looking to achieve complete and total sobriety, others are searching for a management program. At Fifth Avenue Psychiatry, our addiction psychiatrists in Manhattan help each patient determine their ideal outcome and create a treatment plan based on these goals.
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Dual diagnosis treatment is addressed in outpatient treatment programs in order to produce long-term results.

Our Manhattan outpatient program for professionals provides discretion and privacy. Our team of Manhattan addiction psychiatrists and psychologists is led by Dr. Samuel Glazer, a psychiatrist nationally known for his work with addicted executives and professionals. Dr Glazer has been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2015 and was recently featured in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors issue.