Executive Detox:
Alcohol Detox of an Executive in the Privacy of His Home*

An Executive Detox is specific to the business community. Alex, a 60 year old oil executive, requested an alcohol detox in the privacy of his own home. He had been under a great deal of stress in the past six months and had increased his alcohol consumption markedly. He had been working from home and was able to hide his drinking from his employees. Alex was required to attend a board meeting of his company in six days and felt he needed an alcohol detox to function at his meeting.

On the same day as the phone call inquiry, a qualified nurse expert flew to Alex’s hometown in the Western United States and began an executive detox supervised by Alex’s concierge physician. Alex required a five day medication assisted detoxification. The nurse lived in Alex’s home and was able to observe Alex day and night. Alex repeatedly asked when the “really bad” symptoms would occur. Alex never felt the “really bad” symptoms because the nurse expertly and efficiently provided enough prescribed medication for comfort and titrated it for an effective medical detox.

A Personal Success & A Business Success:

Alex was able to attend the board meeting and represented himself with competence and a clear presentation. Alex preferred minimal aftercare; this was respected.

It is not uncommon for clients to request an Executive Detox, a treatment intervention that allows the person to resume business as soon as possible.

*Names and specific identifying information have been changed for privacy and confidentiality.