Our expert says:
I don't recall where in the country you are. But private hospitals, particularly private psychiatric hospitals, which exist in the main centers, certainly do deal with alcoholism and other addictions, and you'd need to see a private psychiatrist for assessment and a planned admission. Confidentality should always be part of the treatment,
5 days is pushing it if a proper detox is needed ( and there's no point at all in doing a lousy job of it, you deserve far more than that !). But speak to a good local shrink and see what can be planned. 5 days plus a long weekend can be 8 days, and more realistic. And no short detox admission solves the problem, it is only a part of the solution. So follow-up and further work, which need not involve days off work, will be needed.
if your job is aware of the problem, they should show some flexibility to enable you to do this properly. You';re worth it.
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