Will rehab tell my boss I'm in drug rehab?

Is my employer going to be informed of my admission into drug or alcohol rehab?

asked 24 May '12, 20:41

Meet281's gravatar image

Meet281
226
accept rate: 0%

alcohol

Alcohol

Though alcohol is a legal substance, alcoholism is often looked down upon by employers.

drug-detox

Drug Detox

Some drug rehab centers include an optional detox regiment upon admission.

drug-rehab

Drug Rehab

Drug rehab is a very intimate process that many recovering addicts care to keep confidential.

alcohol-detox

Alcohol Detox

Most alcohol rehab centers require patients to undergo detox before being admitted into rehab.

alcohol-rehab

Alcohol Rehab

Many alcoholics do not want people to know about their treatment methods and admissions into treatment facilities.


It is illegal, unless you grant them permission, for a licensed facility to contact your employer under HIPPA laws. The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act protects patients rights. If you work for a large company you may have an EAP, employee assistance program that will act as a buffer between you and your employer. Most treatment centers and detox centers have qualified staff who are trained and experienced to advise you on how to deal with employers.

link

answered 22 Sep '12, 09:10

John%20Moriarty's gravatar image

John Moriarty
32
accept rate: 0%

Offer another answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Topics:

×80
×29
×28
×11
×9

Asked: 24 May '12, 20:41

Seen: 2,823 times

Last updated: 22 Sep '12, 09:10