Addiction is a prevalent and significant problem in the workplace. Problems with alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex and food can all impact the bottom line of a company. When executives are caught up in addiction, the outcomes can be devastating.
Unfortunately, the two most common solutions, Employee Assistant Programs (EAPs) and attending a treatment program, often don’t result in good outcomes. EAPs have broadened their scope of services to encompass a wide range of behavioral health issues to the point that today, most are not appropriately equipped to deal effectively with addiction problems.
And referring an employee to treatment – particularly an executive – without a clear understanding of their individual needs, rarely achieves positive long term outcomes. I should know, I have treated many in my clinical career and know that those in positions of power and/or in the public eye, require a different level of service. This is not to say that their clinical needs are special in any way, just that how services are arranged and delivered needs careful consideration.
Addiction in the workplace
Download my paper on Addiction in the Workplace: A Problem in Need of a Solution for information on:
- statistics on the problem of addiction
- internet-based addictive disorders
- the evolving role of EAPs
- costs to employers for complacency
Whether developing a program to enhance your present EAP, confidentially addressing an executive who is hampered with addiction, or developing interventions to proactively address addiction in the workplace, I can help you.
Schedule a Consult
Here are more specifics on scheduling a consult:
- Book a consult using my online scheduler. (Please book just one session at a time, unless we discuss booking multiple sessions in advance.)
- My rate is $150 per hour, paid in advance when you schedule via PayPal unless otherwise agreed upon.
- Consults can occur on the phone, over Skype, using Google Video, or another program if you prefer. I know that confidentiality and privacy are more problematic when video is involved, so my preference is phone at least to get started.
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