Substance Abuse on Wall Street and Within High Net-Worth Circles

The epidemic of drug abuse has swept across the nation, but people are often surprised to hear about a growing population of upper-class, successful individuals that is becoming increasingly addicted.  In recent years, at Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura, we have seen a dramatic increase in high powered, Ivy League-educated Wall Street entrepreneurs seeking treatment.  At Passages, we have a wealth of expertise in helping these high-powered career individuals cope with addiction and get their careers and lives back on track.  Many of our clients are smart, successful, and educated-yet they are still struggling.  It is not uncommon for us to have Ivy League educated, extremely successful individuals walk through our doors.  For these people, the stress of their careers often becomes unmanageable and they turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to cope.  Many of them trade and risk millions of dollars at work every day.

At Passages, nearly 75% of our incoming patients over the past 10 years have been successful business people, while 40% of them (2,200) have been senior corporate executives and 1,000 of them have been CEO’s of major corporations.  Passages has also treated over 120 doctors and pilots, many in danger of losing their licenses due to their substance abuse.  Although the 40-something, Ivy League, Wall Street group has been dubbed the “new face of designer drug addiction in America,” Passages can help.  We cater to high-net worth, career oriented individuals, and make confidentiality and top of the line treatment our number one priorities.

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