7 Ways Addiction Affects the Workplace

October 22, 2021
Solace Asia

It may surprise you that most individuals who struggle with a substance addiction are employed. That means if you are a business owner or supervisor you may be the first to see the early signs and symptoms of substance abuse among one of your employees and you could be the first person that could point them in the direction of resources to help. 

Here are seven effects of addiction in the workplace that should lead employers to not only be concerned about the health and wellbeing of the individual, but of the health of their business as well.

1. Increased Absenteeism 

2. Decreased Productivity

3. Additional Healthcare Costs 

4. Workplace Accidents 

5. Risk of Legal Issues

6. Increased Workplace Conflict

7. Lower Retention

If you notice signs of substance addiction in one of your employees, it may be time to check in with them and inquire if they are in need of resources to help. For additional resources and to feel equipped to begin the conversation about mental health concerns and addiction in your organization, contact Solace Asia at 012.885.4686 today

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