In life, there are certain things that just don’t go together: white socks and dress shoes, oil and water, Auburn and The University of Alabama, etc. On a more serious note, however, alcoholic beverages and the workplace also never belong in the same setting. Sadly, from within the walls of a local drug rehab center to the most glamorous of office buildings in a booming American city, alcohol constantly presents itself as a luxurious temptation.
When such an environment comfortably thrives, addiction develops and the most basic of social norms and mores often find themselves placed on the proverbial backburner. For that very reason, though it should never be the case, HR departments all over the country find themselves dealing with alcoholism in the office.