Alcohol/Substance Dependency Care and Case Management Support
An employee’s/member’s alcohol or substance use and dependency can directly affect their safety and performance at work. Substance use has been linked to workplace injuries, higher absenteeism, lost productivity, an increase in disability claims, and job turnover. Arising problems can affect not only the user’s safety and wellbeing but also that of those around them including their family, friends, and co-workers. An employee/member with an alcohol or substance dependency problem may also have a mental illness. Left untreated, their difficulties can lead to long-term physical, financial, and social consequences including the loss of employment and family, jail time, or even death.
It should be noted that various stressors at work such as work overload, poor supervision, and bullying can also contribute to alcohol and substance use or abuse. As such, when attending to an employee/member with alcohol/substance dependency and mental health challenges, there is also a need to investigate and address any workplace factors that contribute to employee distress and psychological injuries, which in turn can lead to an increase in alcohol or substance use.
Aside from alcohol and drugs, a person can also develop a problematic or compulsive behaviour with any of the following or others
Like alcohol or substance dependency, a problematic or compulsive behaviour associated with any of the above can also lead to difficulties at work and at home.
Insight’s team of alcohol/substance dependency specialists stands ready to support your employees/members through their treatment and recovery journey.
Alcohol/Substance Dependency Treatment and Recovery Support
Insight’s alcohol/substance dependency specialists can help employees/members in need by providing the following services targeted specifically at alcohol/substance dependency treatment and recovery support:
- Alternative treatments
- Referrals to other needed services (e.g. detoxification services, in-patient treatment, etc.) or resources