The serious illness of a co-worker can shake the foundation of a workplace, affecting the dynamics, productivity and atmosphere. People often find they are unprepared to deal with their own feelings about a co-worker's illness. They may be afraid to say or do the wrong thing. And most want to help, but aren't sure how they can. The most important thing you can do for yourself and for your co-worker is to communicate.
"The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) saved my wife and saved my family!"
This powerful statement is how the phone call began....and he went on to tell the rest of the story....
"I was absolutely desperate when I called NCADD. My wife's drinking was at the point where I was afraid she would lose her life and I was convinced our marriage was over. Before I called NCADD, I called many organizations and no one helped. At NCADD I finally found the advice and support we so desperately needed.
Two years later, my wife is doing great, our marriage is better than ever and we are expecting our first child! We are pleased to donate to NCADD. We know our donation will help the next desperate family that calls."