Heads turned this past week when UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones entered a rehabilitation facility after cocaine was found in his system. Even more shocking? The UFC’s decision to allow Jones to retain his title.
“I am proud of Jon Jones for making the decision to enter a drug treatment facility,” UFC President Dana White said in a statement on the organization’s website. “I’m confident that he’ll emerge from this program like the champion he truly is.”
One of the most common mistakes employers make is firing their employees once they find they are using. Not only are they giving up on a person’s life and showing a lack of investment in their employees, but they are making a costly decision that loses money from every angle. Help your employees help themselves.
Be a part of the solution.
Here are some facts we gathered from employees who attended our programs:
- Employees who struggled with alcohol addiction showed significant improvement in work performance during the months immediately following an intervention to confront problem drinking that was intruding in their work.
- Employees who are encouraged into treatment by their employers are more likely to recover from their alcoholism and improve their performance.
- Research indicates that alcoholism treatment can yield significant reductions in total health care costs.
As a provider of one of the most comprehensive addiction treatment programs in the country, Addiction Campuses has the depth of a caring staff, industry experience and clinical proficiency to effectively treat your employee’s disease of addiction for life.
What to do when you suspect an employee has a drug or alcohol problem:
- Observe and record. A drug addiction will typically affect a person’s ability to meet job expectations. Make sure you’re specific, maintain regular performance and attendance records, and stay objective.
- Enlist the help of an expert. While you may have an employee drug plan in place at your organization, it is still no substitute for talking with a qualified treatment center specialist trained to detect and treat addiction. An addiction treatment specialist will determine the best program, individualized for the exact needs of your employee, to maximize recovery success long term.
- Trust the treatment experts at Addiction Campuses. Addiction Campuses is committed to treating your employee right the first time so they can heal, learn new habits and come back to work with a renewed sense of self and an appreciation for what you’ve done to get them help.
If you would like an interview with one of our experts regarding the recent developments in this story or drug abuse in the workplace in general, feel free to contact me at any time.