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Alcohol & drug problems in the workplace

The importance of rehab treatment

This video features insights from addictions professionals and a former rehab patient into the importance of professional treatment for employees with alcohol and drug problems.  

Employers often ignore alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace until it is too late. Residential rehab treatment can transform an addicted employee from a liability to a productive and fulfilled worker. 

Cannabis

Cannabis is a depressant as well as a hallucinogen, and is sometimes used by professionals at the end of a hard day's work to unwind and aid sleep. However cannabis has a harmful effect on the brain and the more potent strains such as skunk can lead to psychotic illness. Another common issue faced by professionals is that their children may be experimenting with cannabis or skunk, and cannabis is the main “gateway drug” that leads users onto harder drugs.

Treatment at a private residential rehab clinic

Alcohol and drug treatment at a private residential rehab clinic is an intensive and structured form of treatment, lasting usually from six weeks to two months. Patients live, sleep and eat at the clinic, and all medical care and therapy sessions are conducted onsite. Medical and psychotherapeutic treatment is provided by a team of medical staff which includes consultant psychiatrists, specialist doctors, nurses and therapists. Treatment at a residential rehab clinic is the fastest and most effective way to deal with alcohol and drug addiction.

Alcohol addiction among executives and professionals is a growing problem in Italy. Alcohol addiction has a hugely negative impact on individuals, their families and on their workplace environment.

Private alcohol residential rehab treatment can transform the life of someone with alcohol addiction, rebuild their family relationships and change them from an unproductive employee and a liability in the workplace into a positive and fulfilled employee.

If you are concerned about that you may have a alcohol addiction problem, or if you are the family member, friend or employer of someone with alcohol addiction in Italy, the Executive Rehab Guide can provide you with the tools you need to find the right private alcohol rehab treatment option.

Early detection of a drinking problem

It is estimated that 50% of problem drinking remains undetected by friends and family and therefore the person with the addiction is left untreated, usually until the problem deepens into an addiction that affects all aspects of their life. Early recognition of the symptoms of problem drinking can prevent the slide of a person into the disease of addiction.

Health risks of alcohol

Alcohol affects all parts of the body and is toxic to the body’s cells when consumed in amounts other than those recommended. Heavy drinking over a prolonged period can lead to alcoholic liver disease, cancer, brain damage, infertility and withdrawal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, heart palpitations, sweating, ‘the shakes’, and difficulty sleeping. Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression can be exacerbated by heavy drinking.

Should employers support addicted staff through rehab?

Addiction is a taboo issue among employers. Managers don't want to believe that they have a problem on their hands. However it is vital that senior managers examine the culture of their company, compile a risk assessment of the organisation, introduce a drug and alcohol policy, and help individuals with alcohol and drug problems to access treatment. This will improve the performance of the company and improve safety in the long run. The cost of firing an employee with alcohol problems; and recruiting, hiring and training a replacement are far greater than helping someone through rehab.