Executives and professionals have many personal strengths and skills they can bring to bear in their efforts to overcome problems with alcohol, opioids, cocaine, or other drugs. They are characteristically independent, resilient, determined, energetic, and skilled at handling crises. They can also be demanding, perfectionistic, controlling, and workaholics. They are usually under constant pressure to perform, excel, and exceed expectations.
Despite successful careers, many high-functioning people at times feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, and negative moods. Alcohol and drugs work in the short term to alleviate these feelings, but as time goes on the effects of substance use reverses from positive to negative. Anxiety and depression get worse as does motivation and the ability to concentrate. This can create a vicious cycle in which these negative byproducts of substance use heighten the drive to “self medicate” with alcohol/drugs which further intensifies the negative effects.
Unfortunately, despite academic and professional accomplishments, many attorneys, physicians, financial executives, and other high-functioning adults in Manhattan and elsewhere in the New York Metropolitan area, find themselves unable to reliably moderate their drinking despite the problems it is causing. They have many resources, but often do not know where to turn for help.
Neither entering an addiction treatment program and/or attending AA meetings is seen as appropriate or desirable. Not wanting to give up drinking for life, they are not attracted to dogmatic abstinence-only programs that proselytize a “one size fits all” approach. What they do find intuitively appealing is flexible, individually-tailored treatment delivered in the privacy of a doctor’s office rather than a public clinic or program. That is exactly what Dr. Washton provides to selected clients who seek his expert help.
Applying skills from professional to personal life
In individual therapy or discreet private group therapy with Dr. Washton, you will learn how to apply your inner strengths and skills to overcome your substance use and other personal problems. If you are drinking too much but not dependent on alcohol, Dr. Washton can help you learn how to moderate alcohol consumption or stop drinking completely, either temporarily or indefinitely. If you are having problems with opioids or cocaine, he will help you not only stop your drug use, but more importantly, stay stopped over the long term.
Discreet, private treatment in New York City and Princeton NJ
Dr. Washton is a widely recognized addiction psychologist and book author with offices in New York and Princeton. He provides private discreet treatment and will design a personalized treatment plan tailored to meet your individual needs.