Could the problem you are dealing with be addiction? Do you need help? 

Only 4% of people with alcohol and drug problems are on skid row. Where are the other 96%? They live near you or with you, work beside you, provide you services, etc. They are in your community presently active in their addiction. It costs companies money to keep people working with an addiction problem. If you are like most people you have little time to waste on ideas that do not work. If managers do not deal with the issue it just gets worse and other workers can become unhappy. This also costs money. Alcohol and drug problems can be successfully addressed in the workplace. Sometimes a Substance Abuse Professional is necessary to assess your employee for addiction and furthur help. Please call or write.  

 

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Selected Readings

Worker Substance Use and Workplace Policies and Programs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), June 2007

Having a Party? Great Tips to Lower Your Risks as a Host
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), 2006

MADD Canada Publications - Your Party, Your Liability
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 2006

Problematic Substance Use in the Workplace [PDF]
College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS), 2006

It's Our Business: Workplace Information Series
Alberta Health Services (AHS), 2006

Enjoying A Safe Holiday Office Party, Hicks Morley
November 2012

The Canadian Model for construction projects in Alberta developed through the Construction Owners Association of Alberta

Construction Labour Relations or Alberta Rapid Site Access Program (voluntary random testing which waives site access testing requirements)

The Construction Industry of British Columbia Substance Abuse testing and Treatment Program Policy developed through Construction Labour Relations Association of BC and the Bargaining Council of BC Building Trades

The Alcohol and Drug Policies and Procedures developed through the Construction Opportunities Development Council of Saskatchewan

Inability to Concentrate, Missed Deadlines, and Poor Attendance Most Common Ways in Which Family Members' Substance Abuse Affects Workers [PDF]
CESAR Fax, U.S., Volume 14, Issue 16, April 2005

 A Guide for Managing the Return to Work (CHRC)

APOLNET - Workplace Alcohol Policies

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS)

Safework: Workplace Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programmes, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)
(Information of interest to businesses whose employees operate motor vehicles)

 

 

 

 

 

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from Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Workplace