Work hard, play hard. You’ve heard the motto, and maybe even taken it to heart, but this mindset can lead to a frightening dynamic when it comes to balancing your career and personal life. In a culture that values success, power and ambition, it can even encourage you and other professionals to burn the candle at both ends, and many turn to drugs or alcohol in an attempt to keep up with work and the demands of a busy life.
At Valiant Living near Denver, Colorado, we understand the unique challenges faced by professionals in recovery — that’s why we offer a specialized program for men with demanding careers and a fast-paced lifestyle. Our Professionals Program is a treatment solution that balances career and recovery to help you achieve lasting sobriety without sacrificing your professional status.
In many cases, the same traits that drive professional and academic success can also predispose some people to substance use. As we push ourselves further to do better, earn more and stand out in our careers, drugs or alcohol can become a crutch that helps us reach our goals and deal with the stress of getting there. This leads to the development of unhealthy coping strategies that can morph into addiction, but high standards and the pressure to succeed can prevent us from getting the treatment we need.
If you’re a professional seeking help for a substance abuse problem, we know that reaching out isn’t as easy as making a simple phone call or filling out a form online. The process is muddled by concerns about reputation, credibility and confidentiality, and many worry that recovery will jeopardize the career they’ve worked so hard to build. At Valiant Living, our treatment program for professionals expertly navigates these concerns and provides discreet, comprehensive care for those in a variety of demanding and high-profile fields, including:
Whether you’re a high-functioning addict or your substance abuse has threatened to derail your career, we have experience working with men from various professional backgrounds and can help you develop the skills you need to balance your priorities, manage stress and achieve lasting recovery. Our goal is to help you address your substance abuse issues on a deeper level and return to your career with your sobriety intact.
We all feel overwhelmed at times, but professionals with demanding careers often deal with high expectations and an immense amount of stress on a daily basis. This can have a negative impact on mental health and often contributes to drug or alcohol use as a way to cope. The burden of career-related responsibilities or obligations also weighs heavily on most professionals, and these factors combine to create unique pitfalls when seeking or entering treatment. Some common challenges facing professionals struggling with addiction include:
In order to achieve lasting recovery, it’s essential to address these challenges and concerns with a comprehensive treatment plan that digs deep to identify the root problem and establish new, healthier ways to overcome them, rather than just treating the symptoms of addiction. That’s why we offer a full range of recovery services for professionals seeking treatment, to help them get their lives back on track and rediscover a sense of fulfillment, joy and purpose that goes beyond simple abstinence.
Although most professionals don’t fit the stereotype of someone struggling with addiction, illicit drug and alcohol use is a looming problem among those with high-stakes careers, exacerbated by increased stress, easy access to prescription drugs and a workplace environment that rewards long hours and early mornings. Those entering the Professionals Program at Valiant Living will undergo a thorough assessment at the beginning of treatment to identify core concerns and challenges, and our team will collaborate to determine the best approach for addressing them. Each patient journey is unique, so treatment plans are customized for individuals depending on their specific needs and treatment goals. We utilize a variety of evidence-based therapeutic options for professionals in recovery, including:
We recognize that professionals in recovery often have other hurdles to overcome as they prepare to return to their careers, such as monitoring, post-treatment assessment and reporting requirements. During your treatment, we work with licensing boards, employers and referring organizations to ensure that you meet all established requirements and are able to maintain your health and sobriety as you readjust to work life.
At Valiant Living, we know that professionals need to balance a deep search for recovery with a work life that demands attention. Our Professionals Program is designed to do just that, with a number of therapeutic options for men with challenging careers and a busy lifestyle. If you or a loved one has turned to drugs or alcohol to keep up at work and manage a high degree of daily stress, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Located near Denver in Centennial, Colorado, contact or call us today at 303-816-3571.