Case Study

1. Problem: “Jack” was a seasoned Executive in a Tech firm that was set to receive a big promotion. The problem was that Jack was a bit of a drinker. When Jack drank he claimed to black out and not remember much the next day. At the Company Party, Jack drank and not only make inappropriate sexual remarks towards a female coworker, he groped her. The Tech firm called us to discreetly come in and ‘handle the problem’ so as to avoid firing Jack (he was after all a great employee and innovator, he just had ‘this one vice’” alcohol.

Average company solution: Call the EAP provider and HR. EAP is NOT equipped to handle addiction and more importantly high profile bad behaviors that put the company in the spotlight. Plus, who actually wants to confront a high level executive on their bad behavior? TACA will.

TACA Solution: We arrive like Gladiators in Suits, have a pow wow with Jack and whisk him away to treatment or at home services where he can be afforded the tools to handle his drinking and behavioral issues. This permits the company to handle any damage control, keep a great employee and handle the bad behavior. @TACA we understand the corporate culture and can integrate ourselves discreetly, swiftly and effectively.

2. Problem: “Bert” is a First Responder. He flies the emergency helicopter to rescue individuals. Bert loves his job and needs it to feed and clothe his family of four. Bert had an accident and damaged his back. He was given opiates for pain and became addicted. Bert does not see himself as an addict, because after all these were prescribed by a doctor. To return to work, Bert must pass a urine test. He has weaned himself down to very little pain meds per day and is refusing detox, treatment or any inpatient services, because in his mind he is not ‘one of those drug addict junkies”. He also would have to take 28 days off from work, time which is not paid and his family will suffer.

Average Solution: Go to treatment or lose your job.

TACA Solution: The Doctors and staff @TACA can assist Bert in not only getting off the meds, we can assist with him staying off the meds. Using holistic psychology, vitamins and all natural products we can help him stay off the pain meds. We will teach offer yoga, acupuncture, cold laser and other healing modalities along with therapy and coaching to get his life back on track. Out of the box thinking, produces great results. We come to him and keep him out of the limelight.

3. Problem: “Janet” has a 16 year old son that is using heroin and alcohol. She has called the police twice on him when he stole her car and pawned her jewelry. She has spoken to school officials, friends and family and seems to be at wits end with what to do. She doesn’t want to send him to jail, but he is refusing treatment.

Average Solution: Send him to jail, he may “learn to stop using drugs” or send him to a 28 day adolescent program.

TACA Solution: Janet needs coaching on how to handle the addiction and education on what is going on. We offer wrap around family services to Janet to educate her, coach her and even counsel her as necessary. We will intervention on her son, send him to a specialized program for long term sobriety and behavioral health management. He can complete school there and even begin college. We will negotiate with the location for payment for Janet. We will coordinate case management services and continue working with Janet so she understands what will occur when he returns home and how to handle his behaviors. We will also coach the rest of the family and then place her son with a sober companion or a coach upon release. Addition of the family services and family education is essential in assisting her son change his behavior. By teaching the family how to change their own behavior, the client will change his.

4. Problem: “Kurt” is a CEO of a large tech firm and enjoys the use of cocaine and escorts to ‘relieve stress’. He is interested in cutting back on his use and does not want to affect his job, but he is not interested in stopping altogether. He feels his use of both drugs and sex are well deserved after 80 hour work weeks.

Average Solution: Force Kurt into treatment by threat of loss of job. Everyone will know he is in ‘rehab’.

TACA Solution: Meet the client right where they are. Contain the worst behaviors first, and ask Kurt what his goals are and consequences of serious behavioral issues in both workplace and home life. Plan to meet Kurt after work hours with our mobile rehab component and sober coach services. Accompany Kurt on any work excursions to instill healthy behavior, assist with harm reduction and ways to reduce the problematic consequences of choices. Work with him on lessening the behaviors and increasing the time between use and working on a safer manner to engage in his behaviors. When client is ready we continue to reduce the amount of drug use and use of escorts. Contain any work issues and buffer to keep company and job out of limelight.