Being talented and hard-working is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, these traits helped you achieve the success you have today.
However, all that you’ve accomplished through sheer determination can also lead you to believe that you’re unstoppable – that you can push through anything if you simply apply enough willpower and elbow grease.
Although it’s true that the power of belief is incredibly potent, even superhumans have their limits, and often that limit is reached when drug and alcohol addiction enter the picture.
In this superfast-paced modern age, it seems that no one has time for self-care until they experience a health crisis. Addiction is a type of health crisis that demands that the user stop and get help, because the alternative is the destruction of the life they’ve worked so hard to build.
But if drug or alcohol treatment is what you need, how do you find the months it takes to focus on rehabilitation without also losing what you’ve built?
At The Dunes East Hampton, we understand the concerns of those with high-powered careers that can’t simply be put on hold. Many of our guests are high-profile executives, celebrities and busy professionals who need the very best care, consideration for their unique circumstances, and compassionate treatment that offers only healing, never shame.
How to Find the Time
People often ask, “How can I find the time?” But since we all have 24 hours in a day, every day, that’s actually the wrong question.
The real question to ask is: How can I find the motivation?
How can you find the motivation to:
- Cut back on work and family commitments?
- Prioritize your health over other urgent matters?
- Say no to things you want to do – or at least postpone them for a while?
Here are some facts to think about as you reach for the motivation you need to commit to addiction treatment.
They Can Manage Without You
This fact is a real blow to the ego, which is why you may not like to acknowledge it. But it can also be very freeing. Realizing that your business, your family, your career can go on without you for a time while you focus on much-needed self-care allows you to release any guilt or fear you may feel about taking time off.
You Can Delegate
If you’re under a lot of stress, it may be because you’ve got too much on your plate. This is a great time to find ways to shift the load to work colleagues and family members you can trust to carry on while you’re away. You may find yourself pleasantly surprised by what they’re capable of.
You Don’t Have to Go Completely Off-Grid
Unlike most rehabilitation facilities, The Dunes allows clients the flexibility to connect with the outside world on a regular basis during treatment. While most of your time will be focused on recovery, knowing that you will have a little time each day to take care of important matters at work or home provides additional peace of mind, and makes delegating easier.
This Is an Intense Vacation
Admit it: you got to where you are by being a little intense. Maybe really intense. When you step onto our opulent Hamptons property on Long Island, you might at first feel like you’re here for a retreat. That’s by design.
Yes, addiction treatment can be physically, emotionally and psychologically intense, but it can also be done in a way that is wholesome, restorative and compassionate.
By Getting Treatment, You Are Recommitting to Your Future
While it may at first seem like you are having to put your life on hold, you are in fact reclaiming your life from the control of:
These concerns have slowly, but surely, put you into a chokehold that has culminated in addiction.
Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health Are the Source of Your Power
Everything you want to be, do and have in the present and the future starts with you. If you’re not at full strength, how can you accomplish all that you desire? Making self-care a priority is the smartest investment you can make in your own future, and in the future of your company, your career and your family.
You’re Getting Help in Order to Take Back Control
As a powerful individual, the master of your own fate, you may not find it easy to ask for help. But, as with delegation, asking for help isn’t an admission of weakness. It’s an acknowledgment of the reality that other people have skills you don’t, and that you’re wise enough to know when to hire the best in the business to be on your team.
Let Go of the Stigma of Addiction
Another reason why people shy away from getting addiction treatment – especially those in the limelight – is because of the negative stereotypes associated with being an addict and going through rehabilitation.
It’s true that not everyone in society views those suffering from addiction with compassion, but are those the people you should allow to influence your decision to get treatment?
Still, you don’t need to broadcast your addiction or treatment plans to the world. At The Dunes, we understand how important privacy is to those who stay with us. Our staff is extremely discreet and will assist you in finding ways to communicate the changes you are implementing in your life without revealing more than you need to.
Take Back Your Life with The Dunes’ Executive Treatment Program
As one of the most well-regarded and outcome-driven treatment centers in the Northeast, The Dunes East Hampton serves many busy executives. In our haven in The Hamptons, we offer a unique program for those who need to balance their recovery with a demanding professional career.
The Dunes East Hampton treatment team has designed our executive program to provide flexibility without sacrificing results. Our estate offers those in recovery access to incredible treatment opportunities including:
Resort-Style Atmosphere and Amenities
Take a walk down a nature trail, relax in the onsite pool, and revel in the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy five-star chef-created meals that combine gourmet tastes with health- and recovery-boosting nutrients. Luxury residential accommodations including housekeeping, laundry, relaxing sleeping spaces and full bathrooms make the formal treatment process feel more like a spa getaway.
Our work is grounded in proven treatments and recovery strategies. Expert medical professionals interact with clients and direct all treatment for individualized care. We offer EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) education, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), a 12-step program and many other evidence-based support services.
Complete recovery means helping our clients heal in body, mind and spirit. In combination with clinical treatment, we offer equine-assisted therapy, yoga, meditation, massage, spiritual counseling and many other therapies designed to help clients maintain recovery in the outside world.
We allow executives digital, phone and fax access to the outside world for certain periods each day. If necessary, we can also accommodate an executive’s need to attend professional functions with an undercover chaperone. As specialists in luxury, high-profile and executive treatment, our team understands the need for the utmost discretion.
Individualized Treatment Plans and Long-Term Aftercare
Because we are committed to helping you achieve full, life-long recovery, we tailor your treatment program especially to your unique situation. We start by performing a comprehensive intake process to fully understand your needs and desires.
As your stay with us winds to a close, we assist you in creating a one-year and five-year plan to support you in long-term recovery. And, of course, you will be invited to participate in the many ongoing activities we host for our alumni.
Find the Motivation to Overcome Your Addiction at The Dunes
The Dunes East Hampton enjoys a high long-term recovery rate because we recruited some of the best treatment professionals available in the recovery world, and combined their services with world-class accommodations and amenities.
We know how to help you overcome your addiction and maintain your career because we’ve already done so for many high-powered professionals who’ve come before you. As you learn more about us, you’ll see that The Dunes East Hampton breaks rehab stereotypes to deliver an experience that is a happy compromise between real-world obligations and your need for professional support.