How To Get An Employee Sober

Posted on Sep 19, 2016
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Substance use disorder in the workplace is a huge problem affecting America. The statistics speak for themselves: 1 in 10 employed Americans are either excessively drinking or using illicit drugs. This sobering statistic speaks to the problem, but how do we solve this as employers? Infinite Recovery’s diving deep into this issue by answering your questions: How do I help an employee get sober?

What do I do for my employee who needs help with addiction?

Recognizing the problem may be the first step to helping a member of your team, but it brings up a series of questions. Infinite Recovery provides a step-by-step process to offering support for your employee. 

  1. Be sure they’re ready.

The most crucial step in helping an employee with alcoholism or drug addiction is ensuring they’re ready to begin their journey. Determine whether the individual is ready to seek treatment for their problem and explore their options.  

  1. Identify necessary services.

When dealing with alcoholism and drug addiction, there are different levels of care. Infinite Recovery offers recovery-oriented housing, primary treatment, intensive outpatient programs, and aftercare. In some cases, employees may need medical detox programs to ensure their safety and success. Infinite Recovery has preferred providers for these services to start your employee’s recovery.  

  1. Set a course of action.

A common theme for employees beginning their recovery is to worry about their future and returning to the workplace after treatment. Infinite Recovery strongly advocates working alongside our clinical staff to create a plan of action for individuals upon completion of their treatment to ensure the best chance of success.  

  1. Offer support.

Drug addiction and alcoholism is a disease riddled with shame and guilt, especially in the workplace. Many employees will try to hide their disease due to fear of judgment and consequences. Creating a safe place filled with compassion and support is the best possible environment for a recovering employee.

Infinite Recovery is here to help you and your employees. If you or someone you work with has been struggling with drugs or alcohol, contact the team of professionals at Infinite Recovery at (844) 206-9063 or apply online. We’re here to help you transform your life.  

 

 

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