A good Alcohol and Drug policy may offer assistance if employees declare alcohol and drug dependency and/or addiction. You may also wish to provide this assistance should an employee fail a positive test.
Should one of your test subjects give a positive result this can be a traumatic experience, even given your assurance to them that you company will look after them. Employees with alcohol and drug dependency or addiction may also welcome the help if offered by their employer.
We would therefore advise that you offer anyone who provides a positive test result, or admittance of dependence/addiction, with some contact details for agencies that may be able to offer confidential care and support. The following list gives some suggestions of organisations you may find suitable:
01934 812 319
If your employee is of value to you, then a small investment in their recovery can be much more cost efficient to a company. Furthermore you may have a long standing relationship with this employee and know that they would recover well if they received the right help, and could eventually return to work. If you would like to learn more about this option then the friendly team at Broadway lodge will be happy to help.
Statement from Broadway Lodge for AlcoDigital Business customers:
‘Have you considered the cost of recruitment and training?
Broadway Lodge works with a number of organisations that have arrangements in place for prompt access to treatment.
We maintain strict confidentiality for the staff member in treatment, but will keep you as the employer fully informed of progress to ensure a smooth return to work.
Broadway Lodge is passionate about delivering services to people with addictions using the 12 step model of Treatment – Our programmes have helped over 13,000 people to rebuild their lives, and many of our former clients have decades of recovery behind them.
If you as an employer decide to support an employee through their addiction issues, Broadway Lodge can become your strategic partner to deliver treatment as part of your Employee Assistance Policy. We will develop a bespoke programme, taking into account individual needs and your preparedness as an employer to support recovery through full or partial funding, time off work and return to work conditions.’
Change Grow Live
Sites across the UK
‘We work with people who want to change their lives for the better and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.
We believe that everyone has the right to lead the best life they can. Our accessible services empower people to improve their health and wellbeing and take control of the direction of their lives.’
Talk to Frank
0300 123 6600
http://www.talktofrank.com/need-support – type in post code for local services
Betel UK 01564 822356
Employee Self Referral www.betel.uk
Salvation Army 020 7367 4500
Find a service –
‘Called to be disciples of Jesus Christ, The Salvation Army United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland exists to save souls, grow saints and serve suffering humanity.’