Trouble at Work because of Depression and Addiction
It is difficult for individuals struggling with depression and addiction to maintain their employment. When employment and addiction collide it is often devastating to a person’s career, his or her already depressed status and his or her ability to support their family.
Poor on the Job Performance As a Result of Depression and Addiction
Very few people can be considered highly functional addicts. Any substance abuse is going to affect your life in a negative manner. Your employer can connect your job problems and addiction problems, as you will display behaviors such as the following:
- Failing to follow simple instructions
- Failing to complete simple assigned tasks and missing deadlines
- Failing to keep a timely schedule
- Failing to hold coherent conversations
While some companies are more than willing to help their employees attend rehab to keep jobs, some may have no choice but to terminate an employee out of concern over on-site accidents. It is up to you to work on resolving your addiction at work problems.
Getting the Help You Need for Depression and Addiction
If you have lost your job due to substance use at work, you need to get help to transform your life. Attending an integrated rehab facility can help you find the sobriety and the stability that has thus far been eluding you. An integrated rehab program will do the following:
- Help you identify the correlation between your job problems and addiction
- Work with you to address the problems with both your depression and addiction
- Help you gain the life and work coping skills that you need in order to succeed with your sobriety and with your employment
If you have not yet lost your job due to addiction, you may find that your employer is willing to work with you and help you pay for the rehab help that you need. You may also find that your employer will offer extended time off in order to help you get the treatment that you need. Keep in mind that not all employers will be able to help, and some may have no other choice than to fire you, as addiction can be a liability to them.
Call Now and Get Help for Addiction and Depression
Don’t hesitate to call our toll-free helpline and talk to one of our caring counselors. Your call will be held in the strictest of confidences, and our counselors can provide the information you need to join an integrated rehab program. We can even help you arrange insurance coverage for your stay. Don’t wait to call, as we are here 24 hours a day. You deserve a healthy and happy life.