Long heralded as a moderate drinking nation, France is no longer immune to the phenomenon of alcohol addiction and binge drinking.
A report released in 2013 showed that alcohol is responsible for around 49,000 deaths in France each year – around 134 each day – 3/4 of these deaths were in men.
Alcohol addiction among executives and professionals is a growing problem in France.
According to a 2001 IPSOS survey, 71% of interviewees consumed alcohol during business lunches/dinners, with 35% consuming more alcohol than usual.
A 2008 report by IRDES found that in France, female executives and managers are more likely to report excessive consumption of alcohol, this may be related to their professional environment which includes a male-dominated working environment, socialising with colleagues and clients and work pressures.
Among men who drink, executives, craftsmen and salesmen are more likely to drink excessively than employees.
Help and support for …
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.
Alcohol Treatment Clinics, France
Although awareness of 12 Step rehab treatment is growing (as attested in a recent alcohol addiction blog article) and more people are attending AA meetings, 12 Step rehab options in France are limited.
Only one treatment centre in France uses the Minnesota Model as its basic framework.
There are no English-speaking residential rehab clinics in France.
If you are an English ex-pat or English speaker it would be advisable to look abroad for rehab treatment.
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 an alcohol addiction problem, or if you are the family member, friend or employer of someone with alcohol addiction in France, the Executive Rehab Guide can provide you with the tools you need to find the right private alcohol rehab treatment option.