It is widely known how devastating the impact of substance abuse and addiction can be on an individual’s life if treatment is not sought. One’s health, relationships with others, and a person’s overall quality of life can be hindered or damaged should the abuse of drugs and/or alcohol remain ongoing. Additionally, if a person continues to excessively drink alcohol, misuse prescription medications, and/or abuse illicit substances and attempt to work or maintain a career at the same time, it is likely that that individual will soon come to experience numerous occupational difficulties as time presses on.
KeySolutions EAP understands how troublesome substance abuse concerns can be in the workplace and is pleased to supply a variety of services that can help individuals and their family members overcome such issues. Regardless of the severity of a person’s substance abuse problem, KeySolutions EAP can help.
Recognizing Substance Abuse
There are many telltale signs that suggest an individual is battling a substance abuse problem. Among the many that friends, family members, supervisors, and/or coworkers may notice, the following are the most common:
- Appearing emotionally detached
- Being absent for an extended period of time during the work day
- Changes in physical appearance
- Frequent absences from work
- Increased irritability
- Possessing drug paraphernalia
- Slurred speech
- Smelling of alcohol or another substance
- Unexplainable behavior changes
- Unsteady gait
If these signs are those that you have noticed in yourself or another individual, it may be due to a substance abuse problem.
How Substance Abuse Can Impact the Workplace
Aside from the health problems, relationships concerns, and other such strife that can result when an individual abuses substances, there are many issues that can arise in one’s place of employment if a person abuses substances like drugs and/or alcohol.
Should an individual continue to abuse substances for an extended period of time, the following occupational issues may result:
- Accidental injury while working
- Disciplinary action, including suspension with or without pay
- Little to no advancement
- Poor work performance
Above all else, there is a risk of losing one’s job should the abuse of substances occur at work. And while many employers may afford their employees with additional opportunities to overcome such a problem, if a person continues to engaging in substance abusing behaviors, unemployment and resulting financial difficulties could occur.
For these reasons and more, it is important for a person to seek and receive the services he or she needs to defeat a substance abuse problem once and for all.
How KeySolutions EAP Can Help
Deigned to mitigate the concerns that can arise as a result of substance abuse, KeySolutions EAP is proud to be able to help employees break free from the often powerful grips of substance abuse and addiction. The following services are those that have assisted other individuals and their families in the pursuit of substance-free, healthier lives:
- Family-focused solution centers
- Financial consultations, referrals, and services
- Informative articles
- Legal consultations and referrals
- No cost counseling services
- Referrals for treatment
- Substance abuse assessments
If you or someone you care about would like to learn more about, or access the KeySolutions EAP services for substance abuse, do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. We are happy to help you in any way that we can.