Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Help Header

Will I Get Fired From My Job if I Admit I am an Alcoholic

My doctor knows about my drinking an referred me to the alcohol team. I was told I was not an alcoholic and just was a habitual drinker. I wake up in a morning and the first thing I do is drink wine. I want to get help but I am frightened I will be fired.


Alcoholism-and-Drug-Addiction-Help.com Answer



Employers are often supportive about someone admitting to a drinking problem and wanting to get help. But there are no guarantees - usually your employment contract provides guidelines how a company would handle such a situation. Many companies today also have employee wellness programs, where you can confidentially speak to someone, and find out how they would suggest you handle the situation, so look into that.

Otherwise if it's simply not feasible admitting your alcoholism to your company - if you got booked into an alcoholism addiction treatment program, I'm sure they could provide some kind of medical certificate that gets you legitimately booked off work, without necessarily disclosing the exact reasons why. So phone a few treatment centers and ask how they would handle it, with you being in the position you are.

But I think the main thing to realise is that without your health you have nothing. So dealing with your alcoholism and getting your life back on track needs to be your absolute priority. You could always find another job, but you don't get 2nd chances when it comes to your health and well-being.

So well done for by acknowledging your problem and wanting to get help. That's usually the hardest part. Now you simply have to make sure you follow through, get professional help and do whatever it takes to turn your life around. Your life is a gift and you need to do everything you can to honour that.

Best of Luck

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Drug and Alcohol Addiction Questions.





+1 Alcoholism-and-Drug-Addiction-Help.com  

FREE E-Course

"10 Essential Steps to Ending a Life of Alcoholism or Drug Addiction ... Permanently!"

This Course is packed full of valuable information and advice for overcoming addiction that you're unlikely to find anywhere else.

And if you subscribe now - we'll throw in a Special eBook that will help immensely in your struggle against addiction.
E-mail
Name
Then

Don't worry - your e-mail
address is totally secure.
Your details will NEVER be sold and you will NOT be spammed.



XML RSS
What is this?
Add to My Yahoo!
My MSN RSS button
Add to Google


Copyright © 2013 - Alcoholism-and-Drug-Addiction-Help.com - All Rights Reserved.