High Society Addicts

addicts in high societyFor many years, addiction has been stigmatized as something that hopeless, throw-away people do, when in fact, addiction can be found in every demographic of every society on earth, even high society. When you visit a place like a yacht club, golf clubhouse or country club and look around the room, it is guaranteed that a percentage of the people in the room are struggling with addiction or have struggled with addiction at some point in their lives. Addiction is a universal condition that even money cannot buy a ticket out of.

Most people would find it hard to believe just how common addiction in high profile individuals can be. Often, people with a degree of wealth are exposed to addiction and substance abuse either through the pleasures that their money can afford or through a lack of coping skills that their life of privilege has created within them. Every level of society develops addiction problems for a variety of reasons, and the best thing a well-off person can do to beat addiction is seek the best treatment and rehabilitation that they can afford.

Fortunately, there are rehabilitation services that have been created specifically for this demographic of society. Luxury rehabilitation centers are the answer to addiction within high society. These facilities are built to provide an environment of recovery for those who are well off by providing elegant surroundings, resort like amenities and the best medical and mental health treatment available. Similarly, executive rehabs have been created for high profile individuals, particularly working professionals, who need their lifestyle accommodated. If you or someone you know is in need of addiction treatment but requires a high standard of living, luxury and executive rehab are the solution to their addiction problem.

Ending White Collar Addictions

end addiction in high societyThe white collar crowd can be secretive about their addiction tendencies so as not to tarnish their reputations or places in the community, but their struggles are as painful and detrimental as any other level of society. Many high profile individuals do not seek addiction treatment because they do not want to bring attention to their addiction problem, or because they are leery of addiction treatment itself, but the fact remains that addiction treatment is absolutely the best solution for someone at the higher end of society who is struggling with addiction. There are even luxury and executive addiction treatment facilities available to those who are used to the finer things in life.

A luxury drug rehab center or an executive alcohol rehabilitation center is an addiction treatment facility that receives clientele of a high profile nature. This could be celebrities, business professionals, the independently wealthy or any other prominent level of society. Luxury rehabs were created specifically for this group so that they could maintain their lifestyle while in rehab. Lower level rehabs can be over-crowded, underfunded and not of the best quality treatment wise. There is no reason that a person who is accustomed to a more elegant way of living should give up their way of life in order to enter rehab.

The luxury rehab treatment process involves an initial detox for those who are substance abusers. This restores their physical health and gives them the strength to be alert in order to combat their addiction through recovery. After a detox, clients are introduced to their treatment plan; an intensive period of time of at least 30-days that involves counseling, therapy, mental health exercises and group meetings. Treatment is accompanied by a balanced meal plan, access to athletic equipment, resort style amenities and regular recreational opportunities, such as kayaking, jogging and yoga. If you know someone who needs addiction treatment but would refuse to leave their upper class lifestyle behind to receive it, introduce them to the concept of luxury rehabilitation so that they can begin the healing process.

Common Venues for Wealthy Addicts

wealthy addictsThere is an inaccurate perception of addicts in our culture that depicts them as lower class and highly incapable. The classic picture of an addict is one with a scraggly appearance who cannot hold a job and appears to be physically unwell. While this type of addict does exist, this perception gives the errant impression than an addict cannot exist among the upper class. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Addicts can be found in every well-to-do hot spot in North America.

As you walk around your local country club, chances are you are passing at least several addicted socialites. Country clubs are meeting places for the upper echelon of society. Always equipped with a bar to enable alcoholics, country clubs may have the reputation of being incredibly refined, but upon closer inspection, one can see members who reveal an alcohol or drug habit. There are even a number of country clubs in recent years that have been discovered to have sex rooms.

Golf clubhouses are another common meeting place of white collar addicts. A lot of people who are casual on the subject joke that golf and alcohol were meant to go together. The truth is, it is not exactly a joking matter. Golf is a sport that commonly attracts alcoholics, particularly men. Golf is a very social sport for men but it doesn’t require intense athletic activity, so drinking can occur even while golfers are teeing off. Once a game is finished, a golf clubhouse is available that serves even more alcohol, which is where golf playing men and women tend to gather socially. The presence of the upscale bar is certainly a draw to white collar addicts.

Lastly, yacht clubs are another venue well-attended by white collar addicts. Owning a yacht is an enormous sign of social status, and a bar on the yacht and in the yacht clubhouse are essential. In the same way a golf clubhouse draws the presence of white collar addicts, yacht clubs do as well.

White Collar Addictions

high society and addictionOur society has created an archetype for what an addict looks like: disheveled, often homeless, grayed, staggering and slurring words or maniacal. There is a stigma and a stereotype assigned to what North American society thinks of as an addict, but amazingly, some of the most addictive behavior is found in high society, where people project the image of having everything together. Nothing could be further from the out of control person the term addict draws to mind, yet wealthy, influential people such as CEOs, high power attorneys and physicians are some of the most likely people to struggle with addiction. This disorder is often found among the one-percent who hold the majority of the wealth in North America.

Due to how passionately this level of society tends to protect their image, cases of addiction at the white collar level tend to be swept under the rug. Wealthy families and members of the community would prefer that information about their addicted family members not become public knowledge. For those who are high-profile working professionals, the addiction tends to be hidden even more diligently. A doctor’s license can be revoked if information about their addiction leaks. Similarly, attorneys and CEOs can be reprimanded or required to step down if their addiction becomes public knowledge. Their desire to conceal it often leads to elaborate efforts to keep it hidden, such as lying about how they spend their time and money.

The desire to conceal addiction at this level of society is so great that often the importance of caring for it is overlooked. The fact of the matter is, it does not matter how prominent a person is in society or how much money they have or how valuable they are to their company. Addiction can strike any demographic, and when it does, the addicted person needs to know that addiction treatment is a viable option for them.