How to Recognize Alcohol Abuse at Work

Not only is alcohol abuse a serious problem at home or in other aspects, it’s also a problem in many workplaces. Here are a few ways to determine whether an employee is having a problem with alcohol abuse.

Alcohol abuse is a serious problem that can affect job performance and work relationships. Some other signs are decreased productivity, quarrels with workmates and excessive tardiness and absences. Oftentimes, this will be on Monday, because most people who drink alcohol do so most heavily over the weekends. Also, they may be taking longer lunch breaks, taking longer to get back, leaving earlier or leaving work for the day earlier.

It’s not always the case that one or two signs mean alcohol addiction, but if they’re recurring or frequent, then there is potentially a problem. If the person has had problems physically, mentally, or otherwise due to drinking, or those problems have been increased due to alcohol abuse, it’s likely that they have a severe drinking problem.. Usually, other issues are at the heart of it.

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If the person relies on alcohol as a means to wake up in a morning after a night of alcohol abuse, it’s a sign that there is a serious alcohol dependency going on, and it can also be used to get rid of a hangover.

Also, if the person suspected of alcohol abuse claims to have a high tolerance, that’s a definite sign – one of the biggest signs of drug or alcohol abuse is when the body has built up tolerance to the drug, so it takes higher amounts to get the same effect. This is a definite sign that addiction treatment is necessary.

They may also have tried to stop drinking so much alcohol because perhaps the problem is recognized. Another aspect is that they may lose control over how much they drink – both of these are potentially problems for alcohol dependence.

Another sign is drinking alone, as compared to social drinking. Alcohol is usually consumed when with others, so when people drink alone, it can be a sign that he or she is suffering from alcohol abuse.

2017-11-10T09:55:58-06:00 By |Alcohol Addiction|Comments Off on How to Recognize Alcohol Abuse at Work

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