Simply put a high-functioning alcoholic is someone who still manages a career and/or cares for a family while continuing to abuse alcohol. Responsible, productive, high-achieving, powerful: these don’t seem like terms that describe someone with a drinking problem, but they can. And it’s because a high-functioning alcoholic does not fit the stereotype of a drunk that your problem can go unnoticed by those around you. And as a high-functioning alcoholic, you’re probably in denial about your drinking being problematic. After all, you’re still “fulfilling your duties.” Read more →
What is the most successful addiction recovery program? “The most successful addiction recovery program is the one that works for you,” says ExecuCare Founder Mike Sanders. “And it’s not the same for everybody.” He has a personal take on what a successful recovery is. This January marks his ten-year sober anniversary. And he knows it’s that time of year when many of you are trying your hardest to enter into a successful recovery. He’s been there. Just know that you are not alone, and your hope for a drug or alcohol-free future is possible. Read more →
It seems like a simple question: how to quit drugs and alcohol? But it’s not that simple. Some people can put down drugs or alcohol and walk away. Some are able to go cold turkey when they’ve decided that drugs and alcohol are disrupting their lives. But for many, they try to go cold turkey and find themselves right back to their old habits. Do you keep ending up in the same place, repeating the same habits, making the same promises? If so, you might need to readjust the way you think in order to understand how to quit drugs and alcohol. Read more →
2015 welcomes Master Coach Mike Reis to the ExecuCare Team! He will be joining forces with ExecuCare to help offer one of the most innovative coaching programs available. Read more →
How to stay sober for the holidays? The holidays can be the most stressful time of the year. This is especially true for those in recovery. Whether you’re new to sobriety or well-established, there are some strategies to help you stay sober for the holidays.
Crazy in-laws, stressful family dynamics and multiple parties often with drugs or alcohol present, could be a recipe for disaster. But remember these tips to help you stay sober this Thanksgiving: Read more →
What should you look out for in early recovery? It’s important to understand that undergoing any sort of tratment for drug or alcohol abuse is only the first step. Recovery is an ongoing process, one that needs to be continually monitored. How you decide to track your progress varies based on what works best for you. But there are some keys scenerios to look out for that may indicate your recovery has hit some shaky ground. Read more →