As an employer or colleague, you may have already spotted these warning signs (which could indicate drug or alcohol misuse):
- unexplained or frequent absences
- a change in behaviour
- unexplained dips in productivity
- more accidents or near-misses
- performance or conduct issues
- Persistent poor health
- Visible signs or smells of intoxication from alcohol
As an employer, you want to ensure that your family of employees gain the support and treatment they need to get back on track; ensuring they remain your one of your best assets in the workplace. As a colleague, you probably spend more time with your team member than your own family and cannot bear to see them going through such difficult times. Either way, Steps Together can help you secure the best treatment and support for your colleague, whilst ensuring they discreetly get the right support and treatment, helping them feel a valued member of the team.
We can also work with employers to develop a bespoke range of training programmes that support excellent awareness and education about addiction and its effects, whilst supporting you to develop effective drug and alcohol in the workplace policies or procedures that maintain your excellent health and safety practices, and preserve your commercial reputation.
If you think someone you work with is struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse, please talk to one of our experienced treatment advisers today to find the best range of services for your colleague.