While the decision to come out, or admit you are alcoholic to family | friends, or at work can be daunting, it is also liberating and life-changing. I recommend that if you are ready to do this, then as always take the best bits from this blog.
We are all unique and your recovery needs to be dealt with accordingly.
Apart from my partner, my close family were surprised my alcoholism got to the stage where I was powerless over it [alcohol]. They wanted to know what was going on, but I handled that uniquely. You can read about that in the blog below 👇.
Work, I had my own businesses, so it was more advising colleagues and embracing the support of my incredible life and business partner.
Having many employees, 20+ years management experience, if 1 were to come out as an addict or alcoholic, what would I do? With vast experience dealing with equally important annoyances, but never addiction, I would do everything I possibly could to assist, through private healthcare, or, through my own funds. I have always been that type of leader. Hopefully, you will have a similar response.
more Benefits, of coming out | admitting you are alcoholic
Authenticity and Emotional Freedom:
By sharing your truth an admitting you are an alcoholic, you shed the burden of secrecy, allowing yourself to live authentically and start enjoying your life in recovery.
This newfound emotional freedom can positively impact your mental health and overall well-being.
In some parts of the world 🌍 it is called 'a weight off your shoulders'
Support and Understanding:
Opening up about your struggles can lead to an overwhelming outpouring of support from colleagues, friends, and even superiors who may have experienced similar challenges or have empathy for your situation. This support network can be instrumental in your recovery journey.
We recently asked this of our 57,000 followers on LinkedIn.
68% have some exposure to addiction
Help Break Stigmas: Your decision to disclose can help break the stigma surrounding addiction, fostering a more compassionate and understanding family and workplace environment. By sharing your story, you contribute to a culture of empathy and acceptance.
Coming out as a alcoholic at work and | or at home is an incredibly personal journey that requires careful consideration.
It does take immense strength to admit it openly and honestly, but the rewards can be transformative, as has been for myself.
Embracing authenticity, seeking support, and navigating the disclosure process with care can pave the way for a healthier, more fulfilling professional life too. Remember, you are not alone, and there are people and resources available to support you on your journey towards recovery. For starters, you are welcome to join the dryholidays membership by signing up today.
You are also welcome to WhatsApp me directly. Also, complimentary, if you need someone - 0034620757254 (English).
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