How to Deal with Addiction in the Workplace

In the Workplace - Alcohol & Drug Problems

Employer Support

If you believe that an employee or colleague is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, do not wait until a crisis occurs before taking action. If you are in this situation, this section will provide help and guidance.

The Cost of Stress to Business

According to the Central Statistics Office, Ireland, 13,000 people in the Republic of Ireland suffer from stress, depression and anxiety. As well as this, the Department of Social and Family Affairs states that 1.7% of all occupational injury benefit claims allowed in the Republic of Ireland in 2006 related to stress.

As many as 40,000 people in Northern Ireland suffer from work-related ill health each year, and it is estimated that ill-health costs businesses £330 million per year. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 6 people in Northern Ireland have been diagnosed with a condition such as depression or anxiety.

At Smarmore Castle, we offer:

  • Advice for companies, head management, and HR staff

  • Assessment of the employee’s addiction problems by our Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Advice on staging an intervention

  • Intensive, residential treatment at our rehab clinic

For more information on alcohol and drug problems in the workplace, please contact our admissions team, who are available 24/7 to answer queries.

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