DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT FOR PROFESSIONALS

Addiction and substance use disorders affect many people, as substance use does not discriminate. Each year, millions of adults in the U.S. are affected by addiction or substance use, with more than one-third of those individuals also struggling with a co-occurring mental disorder.

Professionals, or people in professional positions in the workplace, are not exempt from addiction. The disease does not account for a person’s social or work status, financial standing, or other economic factors. It impacts the lives of many people for several reasons.

People in professional positions have a lot of responsibilities. They also may endure quite a bit of stress daily and have an increased risk for substance misuse.

Addiction Treatment Programs for Professionals

Inpatient executive programs allow professionals to seek treatment in a private, secure environment while working online or by phone as needed. However, they will receive the highest level of care in addiction treatment. Outpatient programs allow professionals to discreetly continue treatment after completing an inpatient program to ensure continued recovery success.

While there are many options for addiction treatment programs for professionals, the best will provide several components that are key to success in recovery, such as:

While the needs of each professional in addiction treatment may differ, every person needs the skills and resources necessary to enter recovery.

Standard Addiction Treatment vs. Executive Addiction Treatment

Standard, inpatient addiction treatment programs are private by nature, with individuals attending treatment for a specified length of time. During treatment, they remain on-site at the drug and alcohol rehab center for the duration of treatment. They will also have limited access to friends, family members, and personal items.

Inpatient executive treatment programs tend to be even more private. Professionals need the insurance of an exclusive healing location and a secluded healing environment that allows for full immersion into addiction treatment.

Furthermore, many people entering an executive rehab program cannot simply walk away from their position for 30 days or more. Executive treatment allows professionals to log in online to participate in work duties when necessary while keeping the person remote so they can still focus the majority of their attention on healing.

What Happens in an Executive Rehab Program?

Executive rehab programs often begin with detoxification. Some professionals may need medically supervised detoxification, as many have access to highly addictive drugs, particularly those professionals in the medical field.

Doctors may have access to some of the most addicting drugs in the industry, including benzodiazepines and prescription opioids. Times of high stress and workplace triggers may lead these individuals to recreationally use these drugs, which can quickly lead to dependence.

For those who need it, executive detoxification programs can help individuals taper off the use of such drugs and prepare for inpatient treatment. They will learn the skills and stress management techniques to manage addiction long-term. Medically supervised detox treats the physical aspects of addiction and should always continue with a formal addiction treatment program.

How Long Does a Professional Rehab Program Take?

Inpatient executive rehab programs vary in length. The amount of time a professional will spend on treatment will usually be decided before treatment by a team of medical professionals, clinicians, and the patient.

Due to the higher level of treatment, seclusion, and numerous treatments offered, drug and alcohol treatment for professionals may be more costly than a standard inpatient program. However, many resources are in place to help a person secure treatment, including personal loans, private scholarships, and grants.

Once a person has completed detox and nears the end of their inpatient program, most drug rehab centers will provide them with local resources for aftercare, such as outpatient programs, access to alumni activities, and connections to foster a life of sobriety.

Which Treatments Are Used in an Executive Rehab Program?

In addition to access to work-related needs, such as phones, fax machines, and computers, people in executive rehab programs have access to a multitude of treatments for a comprehensive approach to recovery.

The exact types of treatments offered will vary by the professional rehab center, but some include:

Medications can be offered to help individuals taper off the use of drugs or to manage long-term withdrawal symptoms during treatment. This method is known as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and is always paired alongside behavioral and other therapies for a well-rounded start to recovery.

Keeping Your Job While Seeking Addiction Treatment

It may be appealing to a person in a professional position to look into outpatient programs or those which do not require them to leave home or work for treatment. These programs take place in community health centers, hospitals, and other locations, and the person attends treatment for a specified number of hours, certain days of the week for several weeks or months.

This arrangement may seem like the perfect fit for some. Still, it may not offer the structure and environment necessary to help an individual overcome physical dependence and learn to manage addiction. Addiction is a disease known to be plagued by relapse, which means treatment must be intense and focused, and outpatient programs do not always offer this level of intensity.

Some may be worried that they will lose their job while seeking addiction treatment, but there are ways to ensure you can keep your position and still get the help you need. Many workplaces have programs to ensure employees get the help they need to treat problems like substance use and addiction.

We work with most insurance plans as an in-network or out-of-network provider.

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Max Howell

Case Manager

Patrick Fernandez-Her

AMFT Therapist

Derek Walsh

Co-Founder & COO

As Co-Founder & COO of OC Revive, Derek has a wealth of personal and professional experience dealing with the issues faced by today’s troubled teen. Throughout High School and College, Derek struggled with peer pressure, learning challenges, and substance abuse. Working with the support of family and friends, Derek set out to conquer those obstacles and find a richer, more fulfilling life.

On 15 October 2012, Derek overcame his own substance abuse problem and dedicated himself to help others work through their own addiction. A year later, Derek began a new journey and started his career in the recovery industry. Throughout his career, Derek has worked his way through numerous roles at top-rated treatment centers. While working at those treatment centers, Derek began to see a pattern that those struggling individuals would’ve benefited immensely from receiving earlier in life.

Derek decided that he wanted to be a part of the solution, and find a way to address those issues at an earlier age. He concluded that there needed to be interventions before adulthood, and he didn’t want to see anyone going through the same cycle that he did. That was when he and Tyler Michaelis decided to start OC Revive, to make sure teens get the help they need to find a purpose that leads them to a life of happiness and success.

Derek attended college at Orange Coast College and Santa Barbara City College.

Stephen Carmel

Co-Founder & CFO

I began my journey to recovery back in 2011 when i moved to California from New York.Along with my recovery and beginning a new way of life, I began to develop a heart for others struggling with sobriety.My journey to California was filled with many trials and lessons learned, but most of all, personal growth. I truly believe I would not have found success if I didn’t come to California.

I first opened an adult treatment center, California Prime Recovery(CPR) as a way to work with those struggling on a daily basis. Over the last 3 years, CPR has evolved into someting much more impactful and beautiful than i could’ve ever imagined. I have come to realize that my own happiness and growth depends on being involved in the lives of others in recovery. Helping people through recovery is a cornerstone of many 12 step programs, and it has become the most important aspect of personal life. Giving back to those still suffering is the only way not to lose what you have gained.

Throughout this journey, and by mentoring many adolescents, I realized i wanted to offer more to teens who were struggling just as i was. This is when i decided to start OC Revive. I had built many wonderful relationships throughout my professional journey and found two others who shared the same vision, and passion that i had for the youth. It didn’t take long for myself, Tyler Michaelis, and Derek Walsh to turn our dream into a reality. We are committed to providing the best possible treatment for adolescents and truly believe “their future is our collective responsibility”.

Brittany Astrom

Clinical Supervisor

Brittany joins the OCR team with over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health adn Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings. Brittany has been supervising Associate Marrige and Family Therapists and Associate Social Workers for almost 6 years and works in compiance and auditing to ensure that treatment centers are up to par with biling regulations. Brittany has worked with young adults and adolescents for most of her career.

Brittany earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at California Baptist International University. Brittany enjoys working with adolescents and young adults and believes that ever single person has the ability to set goals and meet them, even when they can’t see it themselves. Brittany loves spending time with her family, traveling, good coffee, and being outdoors.

Patrick R. Smith

Program Director

Patrick is amental health and addiction professional that has a passion for recovery and helping others. He was inspired and encouraged by his mentors to work with individuals and families that have been affected by mental health issues, alcohol and drug addiction. He ahs been working in the field of addiction recovery for 19+ years and is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. Patrick is also certified in Adult and Adolescent Anger Management. His Career in addiction treatment began in 2001 at the Betty Ford Center i Rancho Mirage CA. as an Addiction Specialist working on the inpatient campus and is the co-creator of Betty Ford Center’s “Young Adult Track” specializing in work with 18-25 year old Patients. he also excelled in working with addicted and impaired professionals in the “Replase and Recovery Program”.

Patrick transitioned to Orange County in 2011 where he accepted a position as the Program Director for Orange County Recovery Services. Patrick is a gifted lecturer, group facilitator and counselor with a pssion for reocery that has been an active recovery member for over 25 years.

Anthony Fletcher

Director Of Business Development

Anthony is an Orange County local and has been a great addition to the Oc Revive team. Since 2015, Anthony has been working in the substance abuse field and has also pursued his drug and alcohol counseling license. Since being with Revive Anthony has established a relationship within the School Districts and serves as a voluntary speaker for substance abuse awareness in the community. By sharing his personal testimony, he has excelled in gaining trust and building rapport with others. He always seems to have a smile on his face and brings a positive vibe wherever he goes. With that being said, Anthony is very passionate about the work that he does and goes above and beyond to provide our struggling youth the care that they so desperately need.

Levi Sweet

Director of Operations

Brian Welsh

Director of Admissions

Chandra Medina

Lead Therapist

Kelly Pearson

Therapist

Tyler Michaelis

Founder & CEO

Tyler is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to teens and their families. Once a teenager that struggled with addiction, mental health, and poor choices, Tyler is aware of the growing demand and need for early intervention in adolescents and young adults. Growing up in Orange County, he battled addiction and peer pressure all throughout high school and during his time at Saddleback College. During those troubled years, Tyler’s parents and family were emotionally drained and heavily impacted by his addiction. Unfortunately, they did not know where to turn for help nor did they have the courage to set boundaries with him.After 7 painful years, they finally forced Tyler out of the house and into treatment at the age of 23.

April 5th, 2010 is a date that Tyler and his family hold dear. On that date, Tyler enrolled in a 4-month treatment program which laid the foundation for his recovery. With the help of treatment professionals, supportive friends and family, Tyler was able to build a better version of himself. This started with slowly building his self-esteem, and growing a community of peers to support him throughout recovery.

In 2011,with the desire to help others struggling with addiction, he decided to start working in the addiction field. Tyler obtained his CADAC || Counselor certification and graduated from Cal Sate University of Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. Since then, Tyler has worked all areas of treatment starting as a detox technician and working his way up to Program Director. Today, Tyler feels blessed and grateful for getting a second chanse at life. He has a great relationship with his family, is happily married and has a great group of friends. Once a lost teen, Tyler now has purpose and passion. He’s dedicated his life’s work to helping teens and their families. As the Founder, Tyler Michaelis is confident that OC Revive will renew the lives of struggling teens while bringing back hope to their families

Christina Gherman

Therapist

Tylor Ramsey

Therapist

Jamie Nelson

Case Manager

Rachel Dickinson

Therapist - AMFT

Steven Simon

Admissions

Alejandro Alva, M.D.

Medical Director

Kayli Sullivan

Director of HR & Compliance

Carl Kutter

Operations Manager

Mustafa Stanizai

Case Manager

Allyson Lake

Case Manager

Ashley Becher

Admin Assistant

Kortnee Carralejo

Admissions

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Therapist - AMFT

Tyler Michaelis

Founder & CEO

Tyler is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to teens and their families. Once a teenager that struggled with addiction, mental health, and poor choices, Tyler is aware of the growing demand and need for early intervention in adolescents and young adults. Growing up in Orange County, he battled addiction and peer pressure all throughout high school and during his time at Saddleback College. During those troubled years, Tyler’s parents and family were emotionally drained and heavily impacted by his addiction. Unfortunately, they did not know where to turn for help nor did they have the courage to set boundaries with him.After 7 painful years, they finally forced Tyler out of the house and into treatment at the age of 23.

April 5th, 2010 is a date that Tyler and his family hold dear. On that date, Tyler enrolled in a 4-month treatment program which laid the foundation for his recovery. With the help of treatment professionals, supportive friends and family, Tyler was able to build a better version of himself. This started with slowly building his self-esteem, and growing a community of peers to support him throughout recovery.

In 2011,with the desire to help others struggling with addiction, he decided to start working in the addiction field. Tyler obtained his CADAC || Counselor certification and graduated from Cal Sate University of Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. Since then, Tyler has worked all areas of treatment starting as a detox technician and working his way up to Program Director. Today, Tyler feels blessed and grateful for getting a second chanse at life. He has a great relationship with his family, is happily married and has a great group of friends. Once a lost teen, Tyler now has purpose and passion. He’s dedicated his life’s work to helping teens and their families. As the Founder, Tyler Michaelis is confident that OC Revive will renew the lives of struggling teens while bringing back hope to their families