Executive Rehab for Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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What you will learn:
Rehab programs and amenities that are catered to executives
The cost of rehab

For many, one of the barriers to seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction is the fear of losing a job. Others, who might be in high-level positions at work, may feel the burden of responsibilities that cannot be ignored while they’re in rehab.

These individuals may feel that treatment—and the time away from their companies—might negatively impact business. Furthermore, individuals in leadership roles may hesitate to enter rehab because of the stigma and the fear that seeking help for drug or alcohol addiction might damage their reputation among colleagues, clients, and peers.

In 2019, nearly 14.1 million people aged 18 and older had an alcohol use disorder (AUD) and almost 19.3 million had a substance use disorder (SUD). An AUD and SUD are medical conditions defined by uncontrollable alcohol or substance use despite negative consequences. Of those millions of people with AUDs and SUDs, less than 2.5 million people received treatment for an AUD and less than 2.2 million received treatment for illicit drug use.1

It is possible to find treatment programs that cater to individual needs, including the schedules of busy executives. These programs are typically called executive rehab programs.

What Are The Best Drug Rehabs For Executives?

Executive drug rehab programs are tailored to the specific needs of busy professionals who seek treatment for drug and/or alcohol abuse. These inpatient programs might provide more flexible schedules and may offer additional resources conducive to a working environment. In addition, these rehab centers might offer amenities that include:

  • Access to computers.
  • Private conference rooms, with Wi-Fi capabilities.
  • Private rooms.
  • Comfortable furnishings.
  • Seclusion.
  • Discretion.
  • Travel support for work trips.

What is an Executive Rehabilitation Program?

Drug and alcohol addiction doesn’t discriminate. Addiction crosses the boundaries of wealth and social status and affects people from all socioeconomic groups. In fact, studies indicate that alcohol use is more common among the upper-class, highly-educated populations in the United States, though other research suggests that adult unemployment is associated with increased alcohol use.2 Thus, it’s safe to say that no socioeconomic class or occupation is free from the possibility of abusing or becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Executive rehab programs are designed to enable executives or other high-level employees to continue with their work responsibilities while being treated for drug and/or alcohol abuse and mental health conditions, too. The programs provide individuals with the freedom to keep working, see clients, and travel if needed. As a result, employees may not even realize the individual is gone.

Executive treatment programs are typically luxury rehabs. Access to exercise facilities and other luxury amenities create a more comfortable, spa-like atmosphere.

Along with all this, these centers and programs prioritize privacy and confidentiality that can protect an individual’s status and reputation.

Find Executive Drug & Alcohol Rehab Near Me

American Addiction Centers has rehab facilities across the United States. Explore our executive rehab amenities and treatment options below.

Addiction Treatments Provided

Executive rehab centers can provide residential treatment for drug addiction, partial hospitalization, or outpatient treatment, with a range of services that may include:

  • Medical detox.
  • Co-occurring disorder treatment for other underlying issues, like depression.
  • Evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
  • Peer support groups.
  • Medication-assisted treatment to help individuals stay sober.
  • Post-treatment support.

It is important to note that not all programs or centers provide all therapies or services. For example, in 2020, of the more than 16,000 treatment facilities in the United States, fewer than 1,800 offered opioid treatment programs.3 For this reason, it is helpful to ask about the types of treatment provided at any given facility before deciding on one.

There are many different types of treatment facilities with various services and therapies available. There’s no one single treatment that’s appropriate for everyone, and the setting, interventions, and services need to me matched to each individual. The best and most effective treatment is tailored to the individual’s specific needs and includes treatment, therapies, and care based on the substance used, individual characteristics, and more.4

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Amenities at Executive Rehab Facilities

Besides treatment and therapies to help individuals with addiction, executive rehab facilities provide comfortable surroundings and hotel- and spa-like amenities, which may include:

  • Private rooms with comfortable furnishings.
  • Gourmet meals.
  • Exercise facilities.
  • Swimming pools and hot tubs.
  • Massage therapy.
  • Acupressure.
  • Outdoor recreation areas.
  • Access to computers and Wi-Fi for work.
  • The ability to contact coworkers, clients, and others.
  • Seclusion, discretion, and privacy.

These programs are designed to provide the best course to recovery while taking into account the individual’s professional commitments, lifestyle comforts, and business relationships.

Each facility sets its own policies on cellphone, computer, and electronic use. Contact the treatment center to learn more. Typically, there may be an initial black-out period where electronics cannot be used, and thereafter, electronics may be used during non-treatment/therapy hours.


Rehab is a medical treatment; and therefore, it is always treated confidentially. Information regarding an individual’s treatment cannot be released without their permission. Executive treatment facilities take this a step further, providing privacy and discretion about individuals’ personal and professional lives, too.

Length of Rehab

Treatment lasts for different lengths of time. That’s because individual’s progress through treatment at different rates, and research indicates that the best treatment outcomes emanate when individuals complete the entire recommended treatment and continue with aftercare support.4 Many facilities offer 30-, 60-, or 90-day programs. When choosing a program, focus on what may bring you the best chance for long-term success.

Cost of Executive Rehab

The amenities and additional services offered at executive treatment centers come with higher costs than individuals find in other private and public rehab programs. The good news is that insurance likely covers at least some of the cost of treatment.

Comparing Executive Rehab Centers and Finding the Right One

These privately owned facilities vary in the treatments and amenities. When looking for a facility, it may be tempting to assume that the most expensive program would have the most comprehensive or best treatments and amenities; however, this is not always the case.

Experts generally agree that the treatment most likely to lead to long-term recovery provides a customized treatment plan that also includes aftercare support. To be effective and help you maintain long-term recovery, the facility you choose should provide the treatment you need and the support you require. Seek guidance from your physician or other healthcare provider, who know your history with substance abuse and related factors such as co-occurring disorders.

Ways to Get in Contact With Us

If you believe you or someone you love may be struggling with addiction, let us hear your story and help you determine a path to treatment.

There are a variety of confidential, free, and no obligation ways to get in contact with us to learn more about treatment.

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