The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) carried out a survey in 2001 and found 60% of organisations they included in a survey had a Drink and Drugs Policy in the workplace. A mere 10% however, had policies regarding the use of drugs outside of work. These organisations had also identified counselling as the most effective form of intervention when it comes to dealing with employees with drugs and alcohol issues. They also identified disciplinary action as being the least effective way of dealing with them.
With that in mind, it begs the question, do you have an adequate Drugs & Alcohol Workplace policy? Do you have the vital procedures in place should one of your employees approach you with a drug or alcohol related issue? Are you well equipped to not only deal with drug and alcohol issues but help prevent them?
Workplace Substance Abuse Affects Everyone
Here at Infinity Addiction Solutions, we offer workplace training for alcohol and drug addiction treatment. We do this to not only educate employers and their workforce on what is undoubtedly a very important topic but to also help employers maintain a safer workplace for everyone.
Regardless of what industry you’re in, workplace substance abuse affects everyone. With the help of our Workplace Training however, we can help employers and colleagues identify the signs of someone working while under the influence.
Our training also draws attention to the fact that stress and anxiety are very well-known risk factors for drug and alcohol use.
With our training, we can not only help you identify these signs and symptoms but also provide comprehensive training on managing drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace, by providing you with the skills and tools you need to support your employees when they need help. It’s our aim to meet your learning requirements.
The Benefits Of Workplace Training For Drug & Alcohol Abuse
There are numerous benefits to be had when you have the correct training and drugs and alcohol policies in place. These include:
- Employees have concise guidance on what they are and aren’t able to do
- Employees are aware of the support available to them
- Managers are given clear guidance regarding procedures to follow
- The policies themselves raise awareness
- By reducing, and in some cases, preventing these issues from arising, you in turn reduce sickness, staff turnover and increase productivity levels.
- Having policies in place such as this will also help you meet your legal responsibilities for health and safety as well as employee welfare.
- Reduce the chances of employees using heavy machinery while under the influence
Contact Infinity Addiction Today
If you believe your workplace could benefit from our workplace training for drug and alcohol addiction, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 334 5541. Our team are on hand to provide you with the necessary training and put you and your employees in a better position to handle any situations associated with drug and alcohol addiction.