15-24% of lawyers will suffer from alcoholism during their careers…
…..while the British Medical Association estimates that one in 15 healthcare professionals will develop an addiction problem.
96% of diagnosable alcoholics are still functioning. Not many make it all the way to being street drunks, homeless, hopeless and helpless. In the early stages of treatable conditions like alcoholism the natural reaction is to minimise, alibi and maybe even sort out some of the unmanageability that is thrown up. In fact it can make a boss, a wife/husband, a friend, colleague or HR person feel good to have been the hero of the moment to sort out the crisis. When others pick up the “problems”, then the drinker will not know of the effects themselves and will continue to progress down the slippery slope.
95% of Interventions are successful
Workplace Interventions require a modern employer to be informed and proactive in preventing a very predictable problem. However, the denial around the drinker has to be lifted. RedChair Intervention specialists know how to guide this process along side the normal disciplinary process.
Our Certified Intervention Specialists utilise a variety of Intervention processes that lead to a person being fully functioning and in a state of wellness. The evidence for the wellness will be very apparent at work, at home and in their affairs.
Escalating a systemic intervention may start with counselling, progress to a a “Pre-Hab” program locally and for some it is into detox and Rehab.
Having a drug and alcohol workplace policy that includes the “Workplace Intervention” service ticks all the boxes. RedChair Specialist Addiction Services is well placed to assist UK commerce regarding this much needed process.