Addiction runs rampant in the workplace. More than 15 million employees in the United States are heavy drinkers. Employees who drink a lot are often absent from work, suffer from various health problems, and are at a greater risk of harming themselves and others. And it isn’t just alcoholics who can generate problems in the workplace. Research has shown that the majority of alcohol-related work-performance problems are associated with nondependent drinkers who may occasionally drink too much -- not exclusively by alcohol-dependent employees. In addition, family members living with someone’s alcoholism also suffer significant job performance related problems- including poor job performance, lack of focus, absenteeism, increased health-related problems and use of health insurance. We've all heard of the functioning addict. Drugs can often be easier to successfully function when under the influence of, than alcohol. Employees make decisions, interact with fellow employees, use company equipment, maneuver corporate offices, and more...sometimes while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. What are the warning signs? How can employers best deal with addiction issues? How can families help their loved ones? How can your addicted employee help himself? As Founder & CEO of 10,000 Beds, Inc. (10000beds.org), Jean turned her families crisis and lessons learned into a successful nonprofit organization working with addicts without resources and connecting them to treatment programs through scholarships. Her personal story, The Gray Mile, can be found on the Heroes in Recovery site at http://heroesinrecovery.com/stories/the-gray-mile/. You can contact Jean at 801-875-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to talk further about how she can help you reach your goals through this presentation.