Newsday.com gains insight on the balance between addiction recovery and work-related responsibilities with The Dunes’ very own Joe McKinsey and Dr. Nicholas Kardaras.
Joe McKinsey is no stranger to drug and alcohol abuse. Before opening The Dunes East Hampton in December of 2010, the 69-year-old had experienced nearly 25 years of addiction, followed by an ongoing 30-year sobriety period.
Luxury Treatment For High-End Executives
At a price tag of $50,000/month, The Dunes East Hampton offers comprehensive and luxury addiction treatment to wealthy clients, including high-income executives, on Long Island.
Residents at the private treatment center are provided with gourmet dining options, yoga instruction, equine therapy, which uses horses to highlight the impact of emotions in day-to-day interactions and more. The Dunes employs a variety of treatment approaches throughout the 4-acre compound, mixing 12-step theology with counseling and holistic treatments such as acupuncture and meditation.
How Business Affairs Can Continue During Your Stay At The Dunes
When it comes to business communication, The Dunes takes a less-than-traditional approach, allowing access to computers and telephones for work and sober minders – companions assigned to avert substance abuse – for off-site business meetings.
Nicholas Kardaras, The Dunes’ executive director, tells Newsday he fears that “the traditional ‘plastic bubble’ rehabilitation model puts recovering addicts in peril once they re-enter society and discover ‘life comes at them at 100 miles per hour.’”
The Dunes East Hampton understands that for many clients, connecting to work is crucial.
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