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Executive Rehab in Laguna Beach, CA

Executive rehab, also known as private rehab or rehab for business professionals, is one of many approaches to the treatment of addiction.

For many high-profile executives, fear of stigma in the workplace is one of the primary barriers to seeking addiction treatment.

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SAMHSA data shows that of the 40 million adults in the U.S. with substance use disorder (drug addiction) and the 28.5 million with alcohol use disorder (alcoholism), fewer than 10% seek professional addiction treatment. The more that can be done to narrow this treatment gap the better, and executive rehab programs offer a solution that’s customized to precisely meet the needs of busy C-suite staff.

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What is Executive Rehab?

You may be wondering what is rehab like? Executive drug rehab programs and executive alcohol rehab programs are tailored to fit the needs of busy professionals who require discrete and effective addiction treatment in a luxurious setting.

Private rehab programs are designed so that executives, business owners, and high-profile individuals can stay connected to their professional obligations while engaging with treatment for drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or mental health disorders.

The best executive rehab programs provide the structure vital for addiction treatment combined with an unparalleled level of freedom. Executives can spend time working and seeing clients as necessary, remaining anchored to their careers without compromising the level of care they receive.

All the most effective executive rehab programs provide the highest standard of addiction treatment from detox to discharge and beyond while considering the professional obligations, lifestyle preferences, and need for flexibility demanded by C-suite executives.

You will find that policies concerning the use of computers and cellphones will vary between executive rehab centers. Many impose an initial black-out phase to streamline the challenges of detox. Thereafter, the use of electronics is typically permitted at any time outside of therapy sessions.

How, then, does an executive rehab facility for drug and alcohol addiction differ from a regular rehab center?

Executive Addiction Treatment vs. Regular Rehab

Executive rehab centers offer access to the same services and therapies you would find in other luxury rehab centers – more on what treatment to expect directly below.

The key differences of an executive rehab program include:

  1. Private accommodation similar to an upscale hotel suite.
  2. Specialist addiction treatment staff.
  3. Low ratio of clients to staff.
  4. A secluded and tranquil setting.
  5. Broad choice of exercise and recreational activities.
  6. Complete privacy and discretion.

The extra services and diverse amenities at an executive rehab program come with higher costs than regular public or private rehab programs.

Health insurance may partially cover the costs of addiction treatment – typically the component of care that is considered medically essential.

What Treatment to Expect at Luxury Executive Rehab

Luxury executive rehab programs unfold similarly regardless of whether you are seeking treatment for an alcohol use disorder, a substance use disorder, a mental health disorder, or a co-occurring disorder.

Spending a month or more in an executive rehab center gives you access to the following interventions so you can kickstart your recovery:

  • Supervised clinical detox
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • MAT (medication-assisted treatment)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Holistic therapy
  • Aftercare: relapse prevention and management

Supervised clinical detox

Executive rehab, whether inpatient or outpatient in delivery, involves an initial assessment followed by a supervised medical detox.

The chronic abuse of addictive substances triggers structural and functional brain changes. During executive detox, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms present, accompanied by powerful cravings for the substance. A medical detox gives you access to FDA-approved medications to reduce the intensity of those cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Your treatment team can monitor your progress continuously, intervening in the event of any complications during withdrawal – delirium tremens, for instance. If you experience nausea, sickness, insomnia, or GI issues during withdrawal, prescribed medications can help alleviate the symptoms.

While detox is a crucial step on the road to recovery, it is just the first step on a lifelong journey, a journey that may not always be linear.

Once your system is purged of the toxins and toxic by-products of substance abuse, you are ready to engage with treatment at an executive rehab center.

Individual Counseling

Whichever executive rehab program you choose to engage with, individual counseling will be a core component of treatment. Contrast this with public rehab programs where the majority of therapy involves group sessions.

Working closely with an experienced therapist, you can probe the causes of your addiction to alcohol, prescription medications, or illicit drugs. You will create goals for your physical and emotional health, interpersonal relationships, and future desires. You will chart your progress with your therapist as you move forward with your recovery.

Benefit from the most qualified and specialized practitioners guiding you toward sober living in highly personalized individual counseling sessions at private rehab.

Group Therapy

In addition to one-to-one sessions, executive rehab also offers addiction group therapy sessions. Group therapy allows you to benefit from the experience and support of peers with similar business backgrounds undergoing the same recovery experience at private rehab.

MAT (Medication-Assisted Therapy)

Alcoholism and opioid addiction respond favorably to MAT (medication-assisted treatment).

At executive rehab, you can take advantage of MAT if recommended during detox and throughout your recovery as appropriate.

Medication-assisted treatment is always best when delivered together with counseling (see above) and psychotherapy (see below).


Psychotherapy is the clinical descriptor for talk therapies like CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) or DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy).

Both CBT and DBT are proven effective for the treatment of addictions and mental health conditions.

In psychotherapy sessions at executive rehab, you will discover how to identify your personal addiction triggers. You will also create healthy coping mechanisms to help you avoid relapse during your ongoing recovery journey. Coping techniques include:

  • Deep breathing.
  • Goal setting and management.
  • Cognitive restructuring.
  • Muscle relaxation.
  • Listing the pros and cons of a scenario.

Aftercare: Relapse Prevention and Management

There is no cure for addiction and recovery is an ongoing and evolving process not a single event like detox or inpatient rehab.

When you complete your treatment program at executive rehab, you may step down to a less intensive form of programming or you might transition directly back into daily living. Either way, your treatment team will provide you with an individualized aftercare plan including relapse prevention and management strategies.

If you’re undecided where to go for executive rehab, consider our luxury beachside treatment facility here at California Detox.

Call Our Team Today 949.390-5377.

Executive Rehab at California Detox

Engage with executive rehab at California Detox at all levels of treatment intensity. 

Maybe you are a business professional with a mild alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder looking for discreet outpatient treatment or the convenience of virtual therapy. We offer both at our luxury beachside facility. Perhaps you have a more severe addiction or a dual diagnosis (addiction with co-occurring mental health disorder). If so, explore our inpatient rehab programs offering confidential addiction treatment for business professionals, and stay at our luxurious oceanside facility for the duration of treatment. 

At California Detox, we also offer supervised medical detox programs for business professionals. Withdraw from alcohol or drugs in a safe setting with emotional and clinical care on hand. Take advantage of FDA-approved medications to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms and cravings for substances. 

Your treatment team will create a personalized plan drawing from the following evidence-based interventions: 

  • MAT (medication-assisted treatment)
  • Counseling (individual and group)
  • Family therapy
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapies like CBT and DBT)
  • Holistic therapies

For a discrete, confidential, and luxurious addiction treatment program tailored specifically to the needs of business professionals, reach out to California Detox today at (949) 694-8305 and learn about the treatment process, if you should go to rehab, and what you should bring to rehab.


While everyone’s situation is different, the best place you can go for your specific situation will depend on a number of things: 

  • Where you’ll be at peace
  • Where you can focus on recovery
  • Where you’ll be treated for all problems including overlapping mental health conditions

While we can’t speak for other facilities, California Detox has a serene, beautiful location in the hear of Laguna Beach, California where clients will not only focus solely on recovery but will do so with clinical oversight and access to many forms of evidence-based treatment including MAT, dual diagnosis, and more.

Everyone’s “why” will be different, but if you want a life free from the clutches of addiction and substance abuse, we at California Detox can help make that dream a reality.

Call our admissions team today to learn more about your “why” and schedule an admissions date.


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