ERIC Number: EJ965364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
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Reference Count: 8
Recovered Alcoholics and Career Development: Implications for Human Resource Development
Gedro, Julie; Mercer, Frances; Iodice, Jody D.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v23 n1 p129-132 Spr 2012
This article presents three issues regarding alcoholism, recovery, and career development. First, alcoholism is a disease that creates health and wellness problems for those it afflicts. It also impacts individual and workplace productivity. Second, alcoholism has a persistent stigmatization. As a result, those alcoholics who are in recovery face challenging choices around self-disclosure. Disclosure of one's identity as a recovering alcoholic could be perceived as risky, since it could be seen as a negative. Third, because of such risk, and because of the paucity of research within the field of human resource development around alcoholism and recovery, there is a gap in the literature regarding these issues.
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Labor Force Development, Career Development, Diseases, Wellness, Productivity, Risk, Alcohol Abuse, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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