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, they may find that the stresses, responsibilities, and pressures are at times overwhelming. Substance use can represent an attempt to cope, albeit a risky one. Problems like depression and anxiety can further intensify a drive to self-medicate with alcohol or other substances. This can turn into a vicious cycle in which depression and anxiety intensify the use of substances, and the use of substances can intensify the anxiety and depression.
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.