How to help drug and alcohol dependent employees
A good drug and alcohol policy should offer assistance if employees come forward to declare alcohol and drug dependency and/or addiction. You may also wish to provide this assistance should an employee fail a positive test.
A positive alcohol or drug test result can be a traumatic experience for an employee and those suffering from alcohol and drug dependency or addiction may welcome help offered by their employer.
The following list gives some suggestions of organisations that specialise in treating alcohol and/or drug dependency and addiction that you may wish to consider.
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 compared to the cost of re-hiring and re-training.. The value of a long standing relationship with an employee cannot be underestimated for those where recovery is possible with the right help, leading to an eventual 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 15,000 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.’
0300 123 6600
http://www.talktofrank.com/need-support – search for local services
Betel UK 01564 822356
Employee Self Referral www.betel.uk
Salvation Army 020 7367 4500
Find a service – https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/map-page