Executive Employee Interventions
Addictions to drug and alcohol are an increasingly significant problem in the workplace today. The fast paced life-style of so many working men and women can lead them to quick fixes to the stressful demands placed and them in and out of work. Addictions affect not only individuals but everyone in contact with that individual. Many employees affected by addiction are never confronted or treated for their illness. Most employers do not realize there is an alternative to ignoring and/or firing a once valuable employee. In many cases, intervention and treatment is a worthwhile option.
Intervention can be extremely beneficial to both your company and the your struggling employee. In fact, many organizations report a very positive change in their workplace as a result. As an employer or coworker you probably feel confused, frustrated and overwhelmed by this situation. You may have already attempted to communicate your concern for this person and felt as though you have gotten nowhere. This is not uncommon. There may not be clear guidelines in your organization for what can be done to help this person. In addition, if addicted the individual is most likely unable to realize his or her own addiction exists. Consider intervention as a fist step towards regaining your employee’s full work capacity.
Privacy and Interventions
Intervention can be done privately and respectfully if performed by the right professional. Details such as public relations, leave of absences, privacy and legal matters must be handled by qualified facilitators. Intervention is an effective tool for stopping an increasingly dangerous cycle and is always followed by appropriate treatment and reentry counseling. Intervention can make a difference in your workplace and your coworker. It is often the first step in restoring wellness and productivity within your work