High Cost of Addiction in the Workplace
The effects of alcohol and drug addiction cost businesses in the United States over $80 billion a year, according the Department of Labor. The consequences of an addicted executive, physician, attorney or mechanic can jeopardize a business’ reputation and put it at significant risk both financially and legally.
It is a very serious issue. And getting worse.
An Employee Intervention – Legal and Practical Implications
When orchestrating an employee intervention on the behalf of an executive, Whole Families may opt to bring in a professional interventionist alone or a very small team. Often, top level executives require the highest degree of confidentiality within the company.
The key is to document the employee’s behavior, performance, and ability to meet expectations. This is important both legally and practically. Specific information, such as dates, times and witnesses, helps break through denial and helps addicted people see how their behavior has affected those with whom they work.
It is costly and largely illegal to terminate someone suffering an addiction. A professionally orchestrated employee intervention has been proven to the be most successful process in getting employees to choose treatment.
There is a Solution
We at Whole Families Intervention and Holistic Recovery Services can help you help design and carry out an employee intervention with compassion, dignity and respect. It may be the most important decision you ever make. It could save more than one life.