If you or someone you care about has worked hard to gain public recognition or prestige, you’re probably worried about the negative attention attending rehab may draw—and understandably so.
Addiction remains a taboo topic in our society at large, and it isn’t rare for people to shy away from the thought of going to rehab because they’re worried about what other people may think, how it may impact their career, or who they can trust. Yet addiction can affect anyone, including prominent celebrities, politicians, business executives, and athletes, and when it does, these concerns are only amplified.
At the same time, if you’ve worked hard for your reputation, you probably don’t have 30 to 90 days to put life on hold, and when residential treatment isn’t the right fit for your lifestyle, you risk losing that time, only to leave treatment with the same struggles as before.
But that should never stop you from reaching out for help. When you choose the right rehab program for your goals and lifestyle, addiction recovery won’t ruin your reputation.