As we all have heard, alcoholics are quick to deny that they have a drinking problem and as we’ve discussed in previous posts, functioning alcoholics don’t realize they are in the grasp of alcohol until it is too late. It’s unfortunate because it can mean the destruction of their career, family life, social networks and their own health.
Many managers are able to easily observe a workplace problem or opportunity and take an objective look to come up with unique ways to solve an old problem. I challenge you today to apply this same business thinking to your drinking. Let’s analyze the impact that your own drinking may be having on you and your organization.
For example according to The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information you:
- Are far less productive.
- Use three times as many sick days.
- Are more likely to injure yourself or someone else.
- Are five times more likely to file worker’s compensation claims.
According to the Department of Labor and a study conducted in Ohio, the following improvements in job-related performance were found in companies that addressed alcohol abuse prevention in the workplace:
- 91 percent decrease in absenteeism.
- 88 percent decrease in problems with supervisors.
- 93 percent decrease in mistakes in work.
- 97 percent decrease in on-the-job injuries.
So if you won’t listen to your colleagues, your family and friends; sit down and think of the positive impact that a new life which keeps alcohol in-check might bring to your business and yourself.
You may not even need to leave your home or work to get help. A number of new treatments like the Freedom From Alcohol Method® are available. Through the use of anti-craving medication and counseling, you can receive confidential treatment to help you abstain or lessen alcohol’s grip on your health and behavior – and take your life back from alcohol.