How to Reduce Substance Abuse in the Workplace
and drug abuse
is a problem in almost every business category. Management is often faced with weighing the value of substance abusing staff members with the potential problems that their behavior may cause. The decision is not always easy, and the problem is sometimes swept under the rug. There is a solution, though, for employees who are willing to stop drinking and using drugs.
Tarzana Treatment Centers suggests the use of Vivitrol
treatment. If you want to keep an employee on staff, and they are willing to get help, this can potentially solve problems for both of you. Vivitrol is a monthly injection of Naltrexone that reduces alcohol cravings
and opiate cravings
. It is convenient and it works. We have seen many patients achieve long-term sobriety after Vivitrol treatment, when they previously had multiple relapse issues.
Society associates some jobs with alcohol and drug abuse, and we won’t get into examples. You probably can think of a couple of them. The fact is that the problem exists in practically every type of job, including those you would never imagine. Co-workers usually spot the problem before management and business owners discover it, and then those in charge need to decide how to handle the situation.
Stress can often lead high-value employees to abuse alcohol or prescription painkillers. To them, they are relieving stress. To you, they are slowing down and are distracted by issues outside of work. It is up to management to open the lines of communication with these individuals, and let them know they are worth keeping if they will get help. Vivitrol treatment can be an investment in the increased productivity they can give to your company, and their own health.
While “zero tolerance” is a fair enough model, some states and contracts regulate businesses’ ability to terminate employment upon discovery of a substance abuse problem. Since alcohol and drug abuse problems don’t get better without help, keeping these individuals on staff can be a potential hazard to the company. Here is another area where Vivitrol treatment can save costs in the long run when individuals are willing to get help.
If you have an alcohol or drug abuse problem in the workplace, Vivitrol is an option worth investigation. It can potentially improve your company’s bottom line, and it might save a life. Please contact us for more information today.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.