Trying to help a loved one to overcome their destructive relationship with alcohol or drugs can be exhausting, frustrating, lonely and confusing. But help for the family is widely available, and positively encouraged, as Port of Call explains how to help an addict by helping yourself.
Supporting a colleague to tackle an alcohol dependency can be a daunting, and emotionally charged experience. It is a subject that requires delicate tact, diplomacy and empathy. In this blog, Port of Call explores some useful approaches, including staging an intervention for employees in denial.
As a manager, one of the most challenging issues to confront in the workplace is how to intervene effectively when an employee or colleague displays signs of alcohol misuse in the workplace. So Port of Call has consulted the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for some expert HR advice.
A case study from Port of Call
After Jack, 19, from Bolton narrowly avoided a jail sentence for burglary, to fuel his crack addiction, his mother Barbara was desperate to get her son back. A call to Port of Call prompted a family intervention that was such a revelation to Jack that he signed up for rehab there and then.