4 Ways To Help An Employee Facing Addiction Problems

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Substance addiction is an issue that can affect anyone. There’s no proven trend or signs that can conclusively prove that someone will suffer from this disease. That being said, it is also fair to assume that as a business owner (or just as a regular person) there’s a chance that at some point you might have to deal with addiction in your workplace or your life. Not because of the type of business or the people you employ, but simply because just as diabetes, addiction can strike anyone.

Here are 4 ways in which you can learn to better handle a situation with an addicted employee without affecting your business performance or compromising your employee’s well being.

Ask the right questions

It might be hard for you to tell whether an employee is on the verge of abusing a substance or alcohol or if he or she is already addicted to any sort of substance.

 

The best way for you to deal with addiction at the workplace would be to do everything you can to avoid it in the first place. By asking the right questions you will filter out all potentially risky behaviors or signs that could indicate something might be wrong with the candidate.

 

Of course, there’s no perfect set of questions or check marks to tick off, but you might be better Read More