Alcohol and drug use is a serious problem that affects not only the user, but his or her family as well. It can also cause problems in the workplace, including lack of productivity, theft, and even more serious issues such as injury or death.
An employee or coworker dealing with drug and substance-related issues may exhibit:
- Tardiness or excessive absences
- Poor decision-making ability
- Increasing problems with coworkers or tasks
It’s important to note that even family members who are dealing with someone ELSE’s substance abuse may display these performance-related problems.
An Employee Assistance Program Can Help In the Adult Drug Prevention Fight
Many workplaces have established programs to help workers suffering from the effects of their or a close family member’s substance abuse. Establishing an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is the most effective way to help these workers, offering counseling, assessments and referrals to professionals as needed.
How can FATE’s prevention program help your business?
The first step to helping any of your employees who may need assistance is to educate yourself. Our business outreach program, which can be part of your Employee Assistance Program, educates adults in the workplace about substance abuse – ultimately, preventing harm to your employees, leading to increased productivity and more importantly, happier and healthier employees.