Discussing alcohol & drug use is somewhat a taboo topic in the corporate world. Most of us prefer to not know because then we have to “deal with it.” But as we tend to spend more time with our co-workers than we do our families, our co-workers can oftentimes be the people who can encourage and support us the most. Addiction is a lonely disease. Our goal is to equip your team with the tools they need to reach out to a co-worker who may be hurting and in turn, allow them to feel less alone.
Choices can seem so insignificant in the day-to-day world, but overtime it can make a real impact on your life, good and bad. Archie gets real with how his choices from the past to cover up pain led to "just one more."
Drug abuse and prevention for employees may seem like an unnecessary task for your company, but you never know who is struggling. Archie's drug abuse workshop is real and hits home for employee drug and alcohol awareness.
Gain a new perspective on alcohol and drug addiction and how it impacts those they are close to.
Identify potential warning signs that someone they work with or love may be struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse.
Learn appropriate conversation starters with those who may be struggling with alcoholism or addiction.
Substance abuse is very real, and hides behind the scenes in many people's lives. It's hard to admit there's a problem, and most of your employees will not seek help. No business wants to believe their employees have a substance abuse issue, but no business wants to see their employee suffer from alcohol or drug abuse when it's too late.
Quick facts about substance abuse:
Almost 74% of adults suffering from a substance use disorder in 2017 struggled with an alcohol use disorder.
That same year, 1 out of every 8 adults struggled with both alcohol and drug use disorders simultaneously.
In 2017, 8.5 million American adults suffered from both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder.
What does this mean for my business?
More than likely, someone in your organization is struggling with substance abuse, or is on the wrong path. The most important thing for any business is to offer support and allow for anonymous victims to feel they have a resource to use on their road to recovery. While all employees may not have a substance abuse issue, it is necessary to provide resources to all to assure they feel taken care of.
Addressing substance abuse in the workplace:
provide resources for employees on substance abuse
educate your employees about the ramifications of substance abuse
host virtual programs on drug abuse and alcoholism
increase communication between employees and management
check in on employee mental health frequently
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What to expect from Archie:
Conversation starters to increase awareness on mental health, substance abuse, and leadership in your organization
Timely insights on current events effecting productivity in organizations
Free resources and guides that you can share across your network