Druglink delivers a wide range of substance misuse treatments to meet the diverse needs of the community.
Substance misuse is becoming increasingly problematic in the community and this has highlighted the need to educate and deliver services to the wider public, not just those directly affected by substance misuse, thereby reducing incidence of alcohol and drug related harm.
Drawing on our expertise and experience we have developed services for businesses, which will reduce the impact of substance misuse in the work place. These services address the challenges faced by businesses in handling common work place problems relating to substance misuse, and meets the need of employers with regard to productivity. Being seen to make use of such services enhances a company's corporate reputation of being a sensitive and reponsible employer.
Specialist Drug and Alcohol Services for the Employer
Employers are being increasingly encouraged by the Government to be socially responsible to their employees and to demonstrate corporate responsibility to the wider community. With drug and alcohol misuse on the increase Druglink have put together a package of services to assist in meeting a company's social responsibilities in this sensitive area. These can be tailored to suit the requirements of the organisation and can include all or some of our services.
Specialist Drug and Alcohol Employee Assistance Programme
Drug and or alcohol misuse by the working population is significantly on the increase.
A quarter of the population drink above the recommended weekly guidelines.
In using over 25 years expertise and experience in this field Druglink has developed a specialist Drug and Alcohol Employees Assisted Programme The service can be tailored to meet specific needs including a telephone help line and/or access to support services.
This service is provided to the employees in total confidence whilst giving management statistics relating to the level of use of the service.
"Work – based training programmes focusing on employees’ alcohol problems and possible interventions such as screening and individual counselling are substantially effective"
Source: Health Development Agency Workplace Interventions: alcohol and diet 2004
The purpose of the training is:
To ensure the safety of all employees - both those with substance misuse and those without. Affected people can be a liability not only to themselves and their company, but also colleagues working alongside them.
To empower managers, from team leaders upwards, to recognise an employee with a potential drug or alcohol problem.
To provide the manager with the skills that will enable them to approach/challenge an employee on these issues, in accordance with the company's policies and procedures.
Increased productivity is vital in recession hit Britain and any person not pulling their weight through substance misuse problems: poor attendance, inattention and carelessness; should be made aware of the harm they are doing, not only to themselves and their families, but also to the company who gives them employment.
Help in preparation of a company's Policies & Procedures on such topics to ensure they are legally correct, workable and acceptable to both the workforce and management.
The training can be developed to suit the requirements of a particular organisation.