Working from home has become the new norm. In fact, 66% of professionals have made their home their permanent workplace. As many businesses have discovered that they can function virtually, the brick-and-mortar environment is fading. Businesses will benefit due to decreased office space costs. However, unseen negative costs such as drinking on the job are rising. Working from home breeds an environment that makes it easy to slip a drink. The lack of visual connection and supervision of the virtual work world results in employees engaging in happy hour when they otherwise would not.
Research shows that 46% of those working from home have clocked out early to drink at least once during the pandemic. Further, 45% acknowledged that they drank alcoholic drinks during work hours. Happy hour is creeping into work hours and this can negatively impact one’s life and career. Drinking on the job leads to decreased productivity, unprofessional encounters, lack of concentration, missed work goals and objectives, and job loss. It can be difficult to step away from alcohol when it is so readily accessible. However, a lot is at stake if one does not learn how to control these urges.
How Greg Stopped Drinking And Saved His Business
As a businessman constantly on the go with travel and presentations, I remember seeing an ad for Schick Shadel Hospital and thinking, “If I ever need to go to an alcohol treatment center, that would be the place.”
Years later when business and personal problems escalated along with my drinking, my family performed an intervention. At first, I resisted the idea that I needed help but then I did what I had known all along I needed to do, I called Schick. Within hours, I booked a flight to Seattle and did not tell anyone. I just disappeared for ten days.
My treatment at Schick helped me lose my cravings so I could beat the alcohol demon. After going through the program, which included education and counseling sessions, I was ready to return home and I felt confident I could win back my loving wife and family, as well as take charge and operate my business with a clear mind and once again become the “Randy” we all know.
Now, eight years later, I am still free. I have a beautiful family and a thriving business. The pressures are still there, but I am dealing with all of it in a sober state, and it feels great!
If you think you need help, do yourself a favor, call Schick and get your life back!
– Randy W.
Where To Turn For Help
Schick Shadel Hospital is a specialized drug and alcohol rehab hospital and has been treating patients for drug and alcohol addiction since 1935. It is the only drug and alcohol rehab hospital in the U.S. that utilizes Aversion Therapy. It is the most successful and safe rehabilitation program available and is covered by many major insurances. To learn more about their 10-day drug and alcohol detox program, CLICK HERE. Give them 10 days and they will give you back your life, by being addiction-free!
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