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Are you an employer, concerned about the behaviours or habits of your employees? As addictions and mental health issues start to affect more and more people, the likes of substance abuse are rising; with a high potential that some staff members within your company are consuming drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism.
Although this is a difficult conversation to have, ensuring that your employees’ welfare is optimal is a duty of care of yours as an employer. Of course, in some cases, employers will have to terminate employment, following workplace acts and policies. However, in most cases, employers will offer a second chance to employees, along with addiction support. Yet, sometimes it can be difficult to gauge what addiction support to offer and how to tackle this topic.
If you do believe that an employee is suffering with a drug or alcohol addiction, here at Action Rehab, we can offer a helping hand when finding the most appropriate rehabilitation programme. Likewise, we can help you as an employer work through this time, by offering your employees effective steps to recover; this is achieved through our collaboration and services for employer addiction support, referrals and interventions.
We understand that this may seem like a daunting step; after all who really likes to discuss personal matters with their employees. However, it is important that under health and safety procedures, steps are in place to support employees through this challenging time.
How To Spot An Addiction
Spotting an addiction can initially be difficult, yet there are some tell-tale signs to look out for, from both a personal and professional standpoint. Personally, you’ll notice than employees will be suffering with withdrawal symptoms, negative side effects causing physical and psychological harm, and usually a change in character. From a professional angle, an addiction may affect workplace productivity, time management, work performance and quality, and the desire to progress.
Although these side effects are common and could result in further underlying problems disconnected from an addiction, as an employer, you have the right to complete drug screenings. This step will help you as an employer to understand if substance misuse is happening under your business premises or jeopardising your company; and if so, how to support employees suffering.
What You Can Do As An Employer
As an employer, there’s vast addiction support you can offer employees. From promoting an open, supportive environment to working with rehabilitation referral specialists like our team here at Action Rehab. It is important that at this difficult time, as an employer, you offer addiction support and have a set process in place to alleviate this stress.
To ensure this is possible, we offer employer addiction support by collaborating with your internal teams to source the best recovery route for your employees. This route will help our teams gauge the severity of an addiction, the impact it’s having, and the most suitable addiction treatments to promote recovery.
Please be reassured that all details will be kept confidential and under the roof of your business to create a trustworthy and positive recovery environment.
Addiction Support Available For Employees
By getting in touch and referring employees for addiction support, there are a number of reputable rehab facilities dotted across the country offering leading addiction treatments. This route along with outpatient guidance will ensure that long-term recovery is likely, with the probability to return to work sober.
If a professional intervention is required, we can guide the way by sharing your concerns with those suffering with an addiction, along with communicating the benefits of rehabilitation. To find out more about employer addiction support, and how the intervention process can begin, get in touch today by calling us on 0151 268 6992.