MYTH: DRINKING ISN’T REALLY THAT BIG A PROBLEM
MYTH: DRINKING IS A PRIVATE ISSUE; IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME AS AN EMPLOYER.
Fact: One in four U.S. adults binge drink. Put simply, heavy drinking is the most pervasive acknowledged yet untreated epidemic in America.
MYTH: SOMEONE NEEDS TO HIT ROCK BOTTOM BEFORE THEY SEEK HELP.
Fact: Three in four binge drinkers work. Heavy drinking affects all aspects of an employee’s life — and studies also show high risk drinking accounts for an $81.5 billion hit to workplace productivity every year. There is a strong moral and compelling financial imperative to help.
MYTH: TRADITIONAL REHAB IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE CURE.
Fact: It’s understandable that 90 percent of people with high risk drinking habits never receive the help they need when you consider that only one in 20 find relief from traditional methods. Plenty of people struggling with their drinking have been waiting for an approach that works.
Fact: Traditional rehab can work for some people, but it is time-intensive, expensive, and all too often ineffective — 19 out of 20 people aren’t able to meet their goals through traditional approaches.