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Addiction in the Workplace-Don’t Lose Your Job

Addiction in the Workplace-Don’t Lose Your Job

What can I do if my addiction has entered my workplace? When your substance abuse problems cause you to miss work, perform poorly, or behave inappropriately, it may be time to seek treatment. Addiction is a condition that, when left unchecked, will take over every aspect of your life. Addiction can bleed into your family life, social life, spiritual life, and your professional life-and when it does, the results are never positive. Getting back on track after addiction has affected your life may sound difficult, but it's better to take care of your addiction now if you want to ever get your life in order again. Click here to learn more about how professionals and executives can get the help they need. 

Drinking Buddies, or Addiction Enablers?

Addiction in the Workplace—Don't Lose Your Job

For some workplaces, it's commonplace to go get a beer after work, or smoke a joint on the weekend with your coworker. But in certain jobs this can transform into a habitual activity that puts negative social pressure on everyone in the group. This is especially prevalent in certain industries, specifically those that work late nights, and those that have alcohol as part of their job description. Whether it be late-night stand up comics, bartenders and restaurant workers, medical professionals, or any other industry, when your professional circle becomes your social circle, you have to be mindful about what the pressures around you are. For some, the fear exists that they won't be able to return to their profession in the same way if they go to rehab. But that shouldn't stand in the way of your recovery. The professional life, any professional life, is always better without addiction. Read more about workplace addiction here. 

When Addiction Takes Over

If the prospect of heading into work makes you fill your flask, it may be time to get help. Whether you realize it or not, if you struggle with addiction, it is affecting your work. From decreased efficiency, to strained social relations, to constricting your path in the company or in your line of work, addiction takes a huge toll.

Get Your Personal and Professional Life on Track

If you are a professional or executive in need of drug and alcohol rehab, the best plan is to look at your options and get help immediately. Don't put your professional and personal life at risk any longer. Retreat at Lancaster Country is centrally located between New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and many other cities. Contact Retreat today to learn more about our professional and executive services.

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