Addiction In the Workplace: An Overview
Addiction: Beyond the home and into the workplace
Addiction is a serious problem that affects not only personal lives but also workplaces, often damaging careers and threatening the safety and wellbeing of employees. If you have an employee struggling with substance abuse, problem gambling, problematic sexual behaviour or an eating disorder, then chances are your business is already experiencing one or more of these challenges:
- Frequent absenteeism
- Decreased productivity levels
- Increased workers' compensation and disability claims
- Lower employee morale
- Accidents and damage
- Higher employee turnover
- Damage to your organization's reputation
- Increased liability
- Theft and fraud
How Bellwood can help you and your employee
Bellwood works with employers, employee assistance providers, unions, and human resources and occupational health professionals to get employees back on track at work -- and in their personal lives. We’ll help you with workplace interventions, arrange priority admissions so your employee gets immediate treatment, and provide aftercare that can include monitoring, testing, reporting, and workplace reintegration.
Worried about your employees’ safety?
Do you suspect an employee has an addiction and feel concerned about how this might affect safety on the job? Our Safety-Sensitive Assessment Services can help you determine if your employee is fit for work. Contact us today at 1-800-387-6198 to book an assessment or to learn more about our programs.