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Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has an estimated two million members worldwide. A 'member' is someone who attends their meetings, but you don't have to sign up or pay a fee. At AA and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings people who have problems with alcohol or drugs meet to share their experiences and provide mutual help. For many people AA and NA are enough to stop them using and keep them abstinent. For others, more professional help and psychotherapy is necessary to kick-start their recovery. AA and NA are both invaluable aftercare tools. At these meetings people who have problems with alcohol or drugs meet to share their experiences and provide mutual help.


Cannabis is a depressant as well as a hallucinogen, and is sometimes used by professionals at the end of a hard day's work to unwind and aid sleep. However cannabis has a harmful effect on the brain and the more potent strains such as skunk can lead to psychotic illness. Another common issue faced by professionals is that their children may be experimenting with cannabis or skunk, and cannabis is the main “gateway drug” that leads users onto harder drugs.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

CBT is a structured, short-term 'talking therapy' and is popular among executives and professionals and those who perfer a structured and pragmatic approach to therapy. CBT can take place as a one-on-one therapy with a therapist or as part of group therapy. CBT changes negative thought patterns, attitudes and behaviours that block recovery. It helps a person with alcohol and drug problems to recognise situations which could lead to relapse and to apply coping skills effectively in these situations; learn how to avoid and manage negative feelings and address situations in a positive and assertive manner.

Alcohol & drug problems in the workplace

The importance of rehab treatment

This video features insights from addictions professionals and a former rehab patient into the importance of professional treatment for employees with alcohol and drug problems.  

Employers often ignore alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace until it is too late. Residential rehab treatment can transform an addicted employee from a liability to a productive and fulfilled worker. 

Alcohol in Europe

Some nations have a culture of social drinking, others of binge drinking, others of general abstinence. Europe is home to the world's heaviest drinkers... In 2006 Europeans drank 79 billion liters of alcohol, that is 101.25 liters for every person. In the Asia Pacific region, it was just 22.1 litres per person in 2006. Nearly all the top 15 biggest drinking nations are in Central or Eastern Europe. Poverty and the harsh climate, particularly in Russia and post-Soviet states such as the Ukraine and Maldova, play a role in this high figure, as does the tradition of drinking in their culture and the production of bootleg alcohol.

Treatment at a private residential rehab clinic

Alcohol and drug treatment at a private residential rehab clinic is an intensive and structured form of treatment, lasting usually from six weeks to two months. Patients live, sleep and eat at the clinic, and all medical care and therapy sessions are conducted onsite. Medical and psychotherapeutic treatment is provided by a team of medical staff which includes consultant psychiatrists, specialist doctors, nurses and therapists. Treatment at a residential rehab clinic is the fastest and most effective way to deal with alcohol and drug addiction.

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Cocaine addiction among executives and professionals is a growing problem in France. Cocaine addiction has a hugely negative impact on individuals, their families and on their workplace environment.

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If you are concerned about that you may have a cocaine addiction problem, or if you are the family member, friend or employer of someone with cocaine addiction in France, the Executive Rehab Guide can provide you with the tools you need to find the right private cocaine rehab treatment option.