Organizations can do more to support employees impacted by addiction
Rather than wait until crises occur and utilize a reactive and costly intervention-model of help to “rescue” individuals in the throws of trouble, organizations can proactively invest in creating recovery resilient workplace cultures and environments.
Research indicates that up to 40 percent of the U.S. workforce is directly impacted by alcoholism and/or other drug addictions. Yet, due to shame, stigma, denial and lack of trust, on average, less than one percent of employees turn to their company’s HR departments to seek support for substance use-related challenges.
The costs of this invisible struggle go far beyond just jeopardizing the mental and physical health of those employees “using”. For employers, risks and consequences may include:
- Legal exposure associated with workplace accidents/injuries
- Increased errors/mistakes
- Toxic work environment
- Employee harassment
- Lost productivity – presenteeism, absenteeism and impaired thinking
- Lowered morale
- Undermined trust/reputation
- Costly employee turnover
Develop a Workplace Recovery Resiliency Strategy
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