THE SILENT PANDEMIC:
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION IN THE WORKPLACE
LOOK IN THE MIRROR…NOW START LOOKING AHEAD
There are few, if any, types of substance abuse care more urgent and complex than heroin treatment. Heroin renders users dependent in rapid-fire fashion, and along the way, creates a whole litany of acute and long-term medical physical damage. It puts the user’s brain and body through the ringer, and locks them in a vicious cycle of cravings, withdrawal, relapse which will eventually lead to overdose. Over 15,400 Americans died of heroin overdose in 2015, according to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. For every one of these tragedies, there was a previous pathology of sickness, pain, withdrawal and a breakdown in quality of life, that signaled the critical need for treatment. Don’t become another casualty of the ticking clock of heroin addiction. If you or someone you care about is struggling with heroin addiction, call Recovery Unplugged today to start treatment.
IS YOUR COMPANY READY TO ADDRESS WORKPLACE ADDICTION?
As employees head back to work, many are bringing the substance use and mental health issues they developed during the pandemic with them, jeopardizing the safety of your employees and the productivity of your workforce and significantly exposing your company to unnecessary legal liability:
- 75% – The number of Americans with SUD who are in the workforce.
- $81 Billion – The approximate annual cost of substance use to American employers.
- $8,500 – The average amount that employers could save per employee in recovery from SUD.
HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES RECLAIM THEIR CAREER
The Recovery Unplugged Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is committed to helping companies just like you educate their employees on the impact of workplace substance abuse and help make it easier for them to access life-saving treatment when they and their families need it. We are in-network with most major insurance companies and work with companies in every industry to help protect and care for their staff.
A research study from Recovery Unplugged illustrates the profound benefits of addiction treatment and recovery for both employees and employers:
- 94% of respondents said their recovery helped their employment.
- 61% said their recovery has helped them maintain their cost of living.
- 61% said that recovery allowed them to continue their education to improve their employment prospects.
- 64% said they were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their jobs in recovery.
- Nearly 82% said they were currently employed after treatment.