A New Way Of Looking At – And Dealing With – Substance Misuse That Affects The Workplace
The impact of substance misuse on the workplace has been an issue for a long time.
How we adapt to it and deal with it effectively is a more recent development. Today, there’s a shift occurring in how employers handle employees whose use of substances has an impact on the work environment. We are slowly moving from a “zero- tolerance” mentality that emphasizes disciplinary action to a “recovery” policy environment that emphasizes help, hope, and realizing the economic potential of healthy employees.
It applies to workers who suffer accidents and injuries and manage chronic diseases. It applies to those who are recovering from substance misuse as well.
Becoming a Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) means keeping your organization strong by keeping employees on the job, even as they recover from substance misuse.