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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. 

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Psychotherapy is used in the treatment of addiction by trained counsellors and psychotherapists. Psychotherapy can include individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), educational lectures, family counselling and other therapies that target specific problems in the person's life e.g. grief therapy, therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder or eating disorder therapy. Complementary therapies are often offered alongside psychotherapy and these can include equine therapy, drumming therapy, art therapy and mindfulness meditation.

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

Private drugs residential rehab treatment can transform the life of someone with drugs 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 drugs addiction problem, or if you are the family member, friend or employer of someone with drugs addiction in Germany, the Executive Rehab Guide can provide you with the tools you need to find the right private drugs rehab treatment option.

Self-medication with alcohol or drugs

Sometimes executives and business people who experience serious stress and burnout at work will turn to alcohol or drugs to help the symptoms. This is known as 'self-medication'. They might drink large quantities of alcohol at night to help them relax or sleep after a stressful day, they might use benzodiazepines during the day to calm their anxiety before a stressful meeting, or they might use drugs such as cocaine to enhance their performance and alertness.

Alcoholic liver disease

Liver disease in the UK has increased by a fifth over the last decade in direct contrast to other European countries. Liver disease and cirrhosis kills 16 people in every 100,000 in the UK. One of the main causes of liver disease is alcohol abuse (obesity and hepatitis are the other causes). Cirrhosis of the liver is a growing problem among women whose livers do not tolerate alcohol as well as men's. The good news is that the liver is very resilient and is capable of regenerating itself if liver disease is caught in the early stages and the sufferer stops drinking alcohol. However if the liver disease has advanced too far then the liver cannot regenerate and this can lead to a liver transplant being necessary.

Addiction myth: I’m a bad person.

People who abuse alcohol and drugs and have an addiction are often terrified of being judged as 'bad' or 'immoral'. This fear leads to denial and attempts to hide the addiction from family, friends and colleagues. Even though the addict may have done some unpleasant or unkind things to other people while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, this does not mean they are bad people. Treatment at a rehab clinic can reaffirm this. At rehab they are able to talk about their addiction openly and honestly with a therapist and in group sessions. They can admit some of the shameful things they have done in their past and listen to others who have had similar experiences.

Alcohol in Europe

Some nations have a culture of social drinking, others of binge drinking, others of general abstinence. Europe is home to the world's heaviest drinkers... In 2006 Europeans drank 79 billion liters of alcohol, that is 101.25 liters for every person. In the Asia Pacific region, it was just 22.1 litres per person in 2006. Nearly all the top 15 biggest drinking nations are in Central or Eastern Europe. Poverty and the harsh climate, particularly in Russia and post-Soviet states such as the Ukraine and Maldova, play a role in this high figure, as does the tradition of drinking in their culture and the production of bootleg alcohol.