Employers Addressing Alcohol Problems Save By
Addressing Depression That Commonly
Accompanies Alcohol Problems
Approximately one-fourth of workers with serious alcohol problems also have a co-occurring serious depression. Major depressive disorders are very common, and the medications to treat depression are frequently among the most commonly prescribed and most expensive drugs that businesses pay for through their health insurance. When an employee or her family member has both depression and alcohol problems, the costs and complications of treatment increase. To learn more about the extent of depression in the workplace and the return on investment that your company may get from investing in high-quality depression care, visit the Depression Calculator of the MacArthur Initiative on Depression in Primary Care.