How Conquering Drinking Helps Your Career Soar

By December 22, 2020 January 20th, 2021 No Comments

Approximately 85.6% of people ages 18 or older have drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime.1 Within our culture, drinking is commonly acceptable and a large part of social interactions. After-hour work socials often involve heaving drinking. For those who are already susceptible to overdrinking, this can create all sorts of issues.

Drinking and Career Disasters

Excessive drinking can cause a variety of career disasters. A study of individuals that struggle with alcohol misuse reported the following issues:2

  1. Being fired or laid off from a job.
  2. Experiencing unemployment and looking for work for more than one month.
  3. Having trouble with a supervisor and/or co-worker.

Employees who drink excessively heavily impact their employers. For example, complications such as absenteeism, health difficulties, on-the-job injuries, and decreased productivity strain business resources.3 Individuals who struggle with alcoholism struggle in their career, negatively impact the employer, and their co-workers. Knowing when and how to seek help is a crucial step to taking hold of your career.

How Greg Found His Career Calling by Overcoming Drinking

“Six years ago, I reclaimed my life –after allowing alcohol to become who I was. For a very long time, I had known alcohol was taking over –but I was certain that I could handle it. I spent years unsuccessfully attempting to quit drinking and then I realized that overcoming this disease was not something I could do on my own. I found the help I needed to begin my recovery at Schick Shadel Hospital. It was a blessing for me, and I credit the treatment with saving my life.

During my ten-day stay at Schick, I learned the science of the disease –and the relief of knowing I was not alone. The treatment gave me a huge edge in my continuing recovery – as it is scientifically proven to do – by removing my cravings for alcohol. My experience at Schick instilled in me a passion to become a psychotherapist and substance use counselor, helping others to find the peace I have found. When I have patients who seem like a good fit for the program, I wholeheartedly refer them to Schick for treatment. I am so grateful after six years of sobriety. I now have a wonderful relationship with my wife and revel in the joy of being a grandfather. My soul is happy. Yours can be, too. Thank you Schick Shadel!” – Greg

How to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Right now, it may feel like overcoming alcohol addiction is impossible. Maybe you have tried several different options and still can’t beat it. Do not lose hope because it is possible to overcome alcohol addiction. Schick Shadel’s addiction recovery program has helped thousands of people reclaim their life from alcohol addiction. Schick Shadel Hospital is a specialized drug and alcohol rehab hospital and has been treating patients for drug and alcohol addiction for 85 years. It is the only drug and alcohol rehab hospital in the U.S. that utilizes Aversion Therapy. Schick Shadel Hospital is covered by many major insurances and it the most successful rehabilitation program in the U.S. To learn more about our detox program or the 10-day drug and alcohol addiction treatment, CLICK HERE. Give us 10 days and we will give you back your life, addiction-free!


1 Alcohol Facts and Statistics | National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). (2020). Retrieved 16 December 2020, from

2 Michael T. French, H. (2011). The morning after: alcohol misuse and employment problems. Applied Economics43(21), 2705. Retrieved from

3 Galbicsek, C. (2020). Alcoholism in the Workplace – Alcohol Rehab Guide. Retrieved 16 December 2020, from,impacts%20business%20goals%20and%20objectives.

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