Workaholism

Workaholism

Workaholism is a behavioural addiction. It is characterised by a strong sense of compulsion to work or various other activities related to work, e.g. constant thinking about work or discomfort if work is difficult to do (e.g. during holidays). The workaholic starts neglecting other duties, family and social life, loses interest and devotes more and more time to his or her work, and work becomes the overriding value. It is estimated that about 5% of the population is addicted to work, which means that every 20 people are workaholics. A workaholic is social accepted - after all, full commitment and dedication to work is something desirable nowadays, therefore often a person with this problem often doesn’t seek help. Data from research conducted in the years 2014-2015 by the CBOS in cooperation with the National Bureau for Drug Addiction (KBPN) Prevention show that 19.1% of Polish society is addicted to work, while as much as 36.2% is on the verge of workaholism.