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How to Tell if an Employee Has a Drinking Problem


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Our drug and alcohol treatment center can guide you through treatment, and we are here to help you grow through recovery. 1 in 8 Americans has an alcohol use disorder, and the prevalence of this disorder has grown over the past decade [1]. With so many Americans facing the stresses of alcoholism, it’s highly likely that an employee in your business is dealing with a drinking problem. Alcoholism treatment won’t just help your employee get back to work, but it can save their life. How do you identify signs of alcoholism in the workplace? At Banyan Treatment Centers, we offer nationwide drug and alcohol detox programs alongside comprehensive treatment. Here are tips on how to recognize a functioning alcoholic at work and how to help them recover.

How to Recognize a Functioning Alcoholic at Work

A functioning alcoholic is perceived to be someone who has alcoholism, but they are still able to hold down a job or other responsibilities. The thing is, functioning alcoholism quickly disintegrates to more dangerous situations. If you see the signs of alcoholism, it’s important to help the individual get sober with alcohol addiction treatment. Our nationwide drug and alcohol detox programs are the first step. Before getting treatment for your coworker or employee, you must be able to identify signs of alcoholism, which include:

  • Changes in behavior
  • A decrease in personal hygiene
  • Smell of alcohol
  • Increased tardiness
  • Agitation
  • Bloated or swollen appearance
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Appearance of being sick

If you suspect that your employee or coworker is struggling with alcoholism, it’s important to help them get sober. At Banyan Treatment Centers, we offer alcohol detox, partial hospitalization care, outpatient support, and more. Our programs are designed with industry-specific focuses and individualized care for each patient.

If you see these signs of alcoholism in the workplace, it’s time to help your coworker or employee get sober. Call 888-280-4763 to get started.


  1. JAMA - JAMA Network, Prevalence of 12-Month Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking, and DSM-IV Alcohol Use Disorder in the United States, 2001-2002 to 2012-2013
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