How do depression, drugs and alcohol creep into the lives of high achievers ultimately leading them to drug rehab?
When you perform at highly productive levels, your chemical levels of serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine are higher than of the average, non-productive person. Because you can't be "on" 24 hours a day, the "off" time, those periods where you aren't wheeling and dealing and doing what you do best is much tougher for you. Why? Because you have become used to high levels of those intoxicating brain chemicals and during those down periods, your chemical levels are low. “Unless you have learned how to keep those chemical levels at satisfactory levels during those down times, you will eventually look for artificial ways to get them up and/or numb the process all together.” Stated John Showel from drug treatment referral and educational website www.ChooseHelp.com.
Programming your mind to operate more efficiently during "up" time, as well as programming your mind and body to cope effectively during "down" time is a skill few of us high achievers have been taught before we achieved massive success. Simply being aware of this information is much easier then having to put yourself through addiction problems. It is obvious why so many CEO’s and business owners have dealt with addiction and ended up in treatment centers. They need to supplement the natural high of making money when they are not at work. “Finding productive hobbies, setting goals for yourself, and staying productive on your days off and at nights would be the best way to avoid any kind of crash, and possibly avoid any kind of dependency on alcohol and drugs” said Showel.
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