CEOs More Likely to Become Drug Addicts, Study Says

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A top neuroscience professor says that the traits that make a good CEO may also make them addicts. This story points out how people from all walks of life may become addicts and will require the professional assistance found at detox centers such as South Florida's Harbor Village.

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“Drug addicts need to receive treatment as soon as possible or suffer the harmful effects that could end their life. A certified detox center offers the substance abusers the best option for a quick recovery,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

As reported by Forbes.com (8/6) in their news story, Why The Brains Of High-Powered People May Be More Prone To Addiction, David Linden, PhD, a neuroscience professor at Johns Hopkins’ School of Medicine, says that the traits that make a good CEO including the drive for success and obsession is also the type of behavior that makes an addict.

Drug abuse strikes anyone from any profession including executives, lawyers, doctors and teachers. llegal drugs pose serious consequences to users including numerous physical issues up to and including death, loss of job, home, family and eventually, self-respect.

Harbor Village, located in sunny South Florida, is equipped to help clients with a drug or alcohol dependency, receive private drug treatment in an upscale, 24/7 medically supervised, state-of-the art environment. Every client staying at Harbor Village is greeted by luxury accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite complete with satellite television, over an acre of scenic outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, NetFlix and Internet access, nutritious, gourmet dining and a personalized program designed for each client's specific problem.

According to the news story, Why The Brains Of High-Powered People May Be More Prone To Addiction, Linden says, “My strong, strong suspicion is that what makes some people more likely to rise to top is same thing that makes them more likely to be addicts.”

Linden believes that addiction is so prevalent in our society because it's based on learning. He feels that executives tend to be very good learners, which means they're more likely to become addictive to drugs or alcohol. It is important for them to unlearn the behavior that led to their addiction. He adds, “Instead of Pavlov’s dog, you’re learning association to gambling or alcohol. The molecular mechanisms underlying reward in the different forms of learning… they’re really the same.”

“Drug addicts need to receive treatment as soon as possible or suffer the harmful effects that could end their life. A certified detox center offers the substance abusers the best option for a quick recovery,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-338-6900.

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Robert Niznik 
Harbor Village 
Miami, FL 
305-999-5728 
robert(at)harborvillageflorida(dot)com

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