Some of the unique obstacles they face in getting the help they need are:
- They are not comfortable with or accustomed to asking for help. Typically, they have a long history of solving difficult problems on their own without depending on the advice or guidance of others. Asking for help is experienced as an admission of failure and personal weakness, something to be avoided at all cost.
- They have strong concerns about privacy and confidentiality– and realistically so. They are afraid that if somehow word gets out that they have an alcohol or drug problem, it will tarnish their reputation, limit their career trajectory, and make them more vulnerable to challenges by competitors.
- Most are turned off by conventional abstinence-only treatment programs, do not see themselves as “alcoholics” or “addicts”, and do not want to attend AA meetings. They are more likely to embrace flexible totally confidential treatment delivered in an upscale private office by highly knowledgeable and highly credentialed practitioners.
As a result of these and other barriers, high-functioning individuals too often avoid getting the help they need as their alcohol/drug use continues to cause problems and threaten their career, health, and family. Fortunately, Dr. Washton’s private boutique practice in New York City and New Jersey offers a discreet, highly appealing treatment alternative for high-functioning men and women.
Discreet, effective treatment in New York and Princeton
Dr. Washton is a widely recognized addiction psychologist with offices in New York and Princeton. He provides discreet treatment and will design a personalized treatment plan to meet your individual needs. Schedule your private consultation with Dr. Washton today by calling the NY or NJ office or by filling out the contact form on this page.