Work Addiction - The Silent Killer
Symptoms, Causes and Cures

Sandra W. Haymon, Ph.D. – Presenter

Work addiction is a very real problem that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans. Just as with other addictions, work addiction takes a devastating toll on the workaholic’s health, as well as having a profoundly negative impact on family members, friends, and co-workers. This presentation addresses symptoms and possible causes of work addiction while providing ways workaholics might learn to live a more balanced life, as well as ways family members might avoid enabling behaviors.

In This Powerful Presentation You Will Learn:

  • The definition and cycle of Work Addiction.
  • Possible origins of Work Addiction.
  • Five basic constructs of Work Addiction.
  • The physical, emotional and behavioral characteristics of Work Addiction.
  • Why work addicts believe that “wasting time is the unforgivable sin”.
  • How society contributes to Work Addiction and rewards Workaholics.
  • Similarities between Workaholism and Alcoholism.
  • The devastating toll Work Addiction takes on its’ victims.
  • How to interrupt the cycle of Work Addiction.
  • How workaholics might live a more balanced, meaningful life.
  • The negative impact of Work Addiction on families, friends, and co-workers.
  • How family members, friends, and co-workers might avoid enabling behaviors.
  • Ways family members, friends, and co-workers might be supportive without becoming co-dependent.


Who Should Attend: Everyone who has ever been described as workaholic; friends and family members of suspect workaholics; senior and mid-level managers, supervisors, and human resource employees; and co-workers of suspect workaholics.

Format: Presentation followed by a Question and Answer period

Length: 1-4 hours
Presentation materials are available for Continuing Education Credits.