The area of treating those with high-class tastes can often be a difficult road. Many with addictions and mental issues have money and power to fall back on. These people realize they need help, but often have a problem seeking this help or staying to be treated. There are many reasons for this but handling this group must be done with delicacy and conviction.
Those requiring executive treatment are human just like anyone else but should be approached with their lifestyle in mind.
Money and Power
Having access to a great number of resources can be both a blessing and a curse. The money coming in will help life be that much better, but it can also provide a great safety net to catch a person when he falls. Many learn to change their lives when the bottom comes rushing up and reality hits them in the face. With that safety net in place, a true bottoming out
experience might never be reached. Instead, this person can just continue a cycle of treatment with no real success. Executive treatments must take this in to account. Money and power can change even the most honest person. The world is seen through a different lens, one that is built upon the relationships made and the goals reached. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but can lead to roadblocks when trying to help a powerful person overcome their own inner demons and addictions.
The difference between true friends and the Yes men/women
A trusted group surrounds all people in places of money and power. This may be a group that has helped the person rise in the ranks, being there during both the hard times and the good. Many of these people are true friends that want nothing but the best for this person. Unfortunately, there are also many leeches disguised as yes men and woman. This group desires
nothing but to further their own goals, no matter what the cost. In the mind of the executive with an addiction or other issues, the distinction between the two groups can often be muddled and confused. The people he or she should be relying on look like enemies and the one he (or she) should be refusing look like the friends.
This is often because a powerful person has overcome many obstacles on his or her rise to the top. This builds up a bit of an ego inside this person, with each success building up a deserved sense of accomplishment. The yes men and women feed in to this ego so the person doesn’t see the truth of who is a friend and who isn’t. Combating this ego and sense of zelf-confidence and self-righteousness can be hard. On one hand, many accomplishments should be lauded and the person should be proud. Yet a person doesn’t get to the top without help. Drug addiction and other issues can make a person believe he or she is the only person that is responsible for the rise in power and money. This issue must be handled delicately, since the person is obviously seeking treatment for a reason.
This article was written by Tim Stoddart. He owns a website called Sober Nation which is an online recovery resources for people struggling with addiction. He also runs an Online Marketing company to help websites gain exposure through SEO and Social Media.