In an article for Benefits and Pension Monitor, Dr. Terri-Lynn Mackay, mental health director of LifeSpeak Inc., discusses the recent data on alcohol use and the need to create a workplace culture that supports employees who want to reduce their alcohol intake.
“For benefits professionals, it’s important to understand that one’s relationship with alcohol is not an “all or nothing” proposition for employees. Instead, it exists on a spectrum from people who do not drink to those who have a diagnosable disorder. However, because many of us often only think about the individuals who have a diagnosed condition – those whose alcohol use has become disruptive emotionally, socially, and behaviorally – the millions of people who use alcohol daily and want to cut back, go unnoticed.” says Mackay.
Mindsets around alcohol use are shifting rapidly, meaning it’s more important than ever before to ensure that your organization is empowered to support employees on their journey toward wellbeing.
Ready to learn four easily actionable ways to educate your employees about alcohol use? Read “Four ways to help employees change their relationship with alcohol“ over at BPN.