Substance Abuse can have large negative effects on employee life and also output at work. The consequences of substance abuse effect productivity but also employee availability and professionalism throughout the week. It is critical to have a strong policy on substance abuse with employees. Still, how can an employer help an employee who is suffering from addiction? How can an employer help them overcome their issues and become productive employees again?
The article “The Impact of Substance Use Disorder on Professionals and their Employers” by Recovery Unplugged looks at the many issues surrounding this. The article states,
“Little by little, substance use disorder (SUD) infiltrates every area of a sufferer’s life. One of the most immediate areas in which the impact of excessive drug and alcohol abuse can be felt is in the workplace. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that nearly 11 million full-time workers in the United States struggle with SUD.”
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With such a high number of SUD it is critical for employers to be well informed on this issue. Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.