I think a company would put a spin on it depending how valuable that executive is to the company. If he's someone that no one really wants to have around, they'll can him I bet.<quoted text>So if one of your executives misuses alcohol in public and it brings the company into disrepute does that mean the alcohol has adversely affected his job performance or conduct?
Which side of that would you like to argue?
If he was important and his knowledge a great value to the company, they'll call it a sickness and send him to rehab and applaud his personal integrity in that he is asking and getting help and helping himself when it's needed.
Anything can be spun.