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Oct 25, 2017

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If you are new, if you are struggling with addiction, you are not alone. Addiction is more common than normal people think:

Actually, Sixteen percent of the US population meet the clinical definition for addiction. This figure includes people who are addicted to alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription medications.

Despite the fact that this chronic disease affects people of both genders, every race, different age groups, employment sectors, ethnic groups, religious affiliations and more, there’s still a stigma associated with addiction. Many addicts wonder whether it’s okay to share with employers their need for treatment or share that they have undergone a treatment program in the past.

This is what we are going to talk about today,
We are going to talk about
Recovery and Your Job.

Did you have a job when you decided you needed recovery?
Did you tell your employer that you needed help before you actually went to your first meeting?
Why or why not?

Did anybody at your work know you had a drinking problem before you went into recovery?
Did you get support from coworkers?
How did you get support from coworkers?

When you were in early recovery, did you tell anyone at work?
How did that go?

Were you afraid of losing your job because you were in recovery?

When should you tell a coworker that you are in recovery?
Why should you keep it a secret from your coworkers?

Was anybody at your work in recovery when you started program?

If someone asked you about recovery at work, what would you say?
What would you do?
What would you not do?

Did anybody at work notice that you stopped drinking?

Can you lose your job if you go to rehab?
If you had to, how would you tell your boss that you’re an alcoholic?
What tools do you use as an alcoholic in a workplace?

If you thought a coworker was having problems with alcohol, would you bring up the subject of recovery?
How would you do this?

Phone Calls

Mike from Fla





The Recovered podcast is for the new person in recovery. What would you say to that person about this topic,
Recovery and Your Job