About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Results on the Job

Illinois Bell Telephone Co., a pioneer in rehabilitation of alcoholic employees, reports that nearly 60% of the employees entering these [alcoholism] programs were successfully rehabilitated and another 15% had improved job performance even though their drinking was not completely under control. Illinois Bell has slashed alcoholics' absence due to sickness by 50%, off-duty accidents resulting in missed work by 63%, and on-the-job accidents from 57 to 11%.