According to studies, 1 in 10 people are affected by addiction. The majority of people who have a drinking problem are in work, which can affect colleagues and workplace productivity. Recent research shows that 12% of adults have drunk alcohol during the working day to cope with workplace stress while 17% of personnel directors described alcohol consumption as a major problem for the organisation. Drug and alcohol rehab experts Port of Call discuss the issues of substance abuse in the workplace.
As well as direct consequences, a person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs cannot perform their job is less obvious ways. Alcohol, for instance, is a depressive drug that affects physical performance, speed of responses, concentration and judgement. A person who is abusing alcohol in the workplace loses the ability to communicate effectively and assertively with other people. This often leads to isolation or aggressive behaviour. The ripple effect of addiction means that the performance of colleagues is also affected.
We understand that, actually;
That’s why we have designed a treatment modality that ensures:
You, the employer can:
Port of Call are available to help overcome addiction. If you are worried about substance abuse in the workplace, contact us today on 08000029010. No matter where you are in the UK, we can help – from accessing addiction help in Manchester, all the way down to London.
Alex is our admissions team leader. Over the last 5 years he has spoken with more than 10,000 people via our helpline and has organised over 1,000 detox and rehabilitation placements.
We’re specialists in UK rehab options and can advise you on alcohol rehab in the North West, drug rehab in the North West and other addiction support services in the area.