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Employee Access to Resources

Why Offering Easy Access to Resources is Critical for Employees Struggling with Problematic Drinking

It’s no secret that drinking can be a problem for some people. In fact, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “About 18 million adult Americans have an alcohol use disorder.” That’s a lot of people who could potentially benefit from resources and support to help them overcome their drinking habits.

Unfortunately, many employers and HR professionals are reluctant to offer resources to employees struggling with problematic drinking. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions and stigmas surrounding substance abuse disorder and alcoholism, many people end up struggling in silence. That’s why it’s so important to offer easy access to resources for both employees and dependents. By doing so, you can help employees struggling with problematic drinking get the support they need to improve their lives.

The Myths and Misconceptions about Problematic Drinking

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about how to deal with problematic drinking. For example, many people believe that the only way to deal with this issue is through rehab or Alcoholics Anonymous. However, this isn’t the case. There are several different approaches that can be taken, and what works for one person may not work for another.

Additionally, many people believe that problematic drinking is a black-and-white issue. However, this isn’t the case either. There is a whole spectrum of problematic drinking, from mild to severe. And while some people may need intensive treatment in order to overcome their drinking habits, others may need coaching or therapy.

Offering Easy Access to Resources          

Given all of these myths and misconceptions, it’s no wonder why many employers and HR professionals are reluctant to offer resources to employees struggling with problematic drinking. However, it’s critical that you do so anyway. Why? Because offering easy access to resources can help employees struggling with problematic drinking get the support, they need to improve their lives.

There are a lot of different resources out there that can help employees struggling with problematic drinking. For example, there are online tools, such as apps and websites, that can provide education and support. Additionally, there are coaching platforms that can be employer-sponsored that offer sober coaching. Providing a list of resources that are free and reimbursable by the company as a “wellness credit” no questions asked is another way to make employees feel comfortable and less nervous about getting support. Contact me to get a custom resource list for your employees today.

It’s important to offer easy access to resources for employees struggling with problematic drinking because doing so can help them get the support they need to improve their lives. There are a lot of different resources out there that can help employees struggling with problematic drinking, including online tools, hotlines, and counseling services. By offering easy access to these resources—either through your company website or by distributing informational materials—you can make a difference in the lives of your employees.

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