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Multi Concept Recovery

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

FOR THE COMMUNITY

Community Family Support Group

 

Multi Concept Recovery (MCR)is dedicated to offering comprehensive treatment programming based upon our understanding of the complex and progressive nature of addiction. We believe in treating the whole person. This includes providing family education and counseling opportunities, so loved ones can learn, understand and support their family member who is struggling with an addiction. Family plays a crucial role in a loved one’s recovery, and it is our goal to provide a safe environment, where clients and their families can ask questions, express their emotions and receive guidance and support.

MCR will offer a Family Education-Counseling group for all clients and alumni, to attend with their family support systems.  The group format will include psycho-education and discussion regarding the stages of recovery, family expectations, navigating familial roles and relationship boundaries, and changing behavioral responses while fostering healthy communication.

Community Family Support Groups will be held on the first and third Thursday's of every month. If you have any questions you may contact us at (818)433-7831 or email us at info@multiconceptrecovery.com

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Addiction

in the workplace

 

Substance Use in the Workplace

 

Statistics

  • 68.9% of all substance users are employed and active in the workplace, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).
  • 1/3 of all employees are aware of illegal sale of drugs in their workplace, according to the TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development.
  • 10-20% of American workers who die at work have a positive result when tested for drugs or alcohol.

It’s simple to have a hands-off approach with substance use in the workplace. Many places may choose this approach over providing the employee an opportunity to seek help, as this is a less “messy” situation for them. They may have a policy in place that states if a positive urinalysis is detected then the employee is to be terminated. Much easier, right? Wrong. Although seemingly easier and less messy, it is definitely costlier to an organization or company to expend resources to detect, terminate accordingly, hire and train a new employee (that may or may not have less experience than the person just terminated for substance use in the workplace). The latter choice can be more productive in the long run for everyone. Providing individuals with an opportunity in a non-judgmental, caring fashion can prove to be, not only a more employee centered approach, but also a more financially beneficial option to all vested parties. It is possible to offer the individual time off to enter a treatment facility for a short period of time (typically 30-60 days) and then return to work while attending an evening Intensive outpatient program or morning intensive outpatient program to ensure a slow transition back in to their lifestyle with some form of supportive treatment services. 

According to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence substance use in the workplace may have severe, and even fatal, consequences including: Premature death or fatal accidents, injuries or increased accident rates, loss caused by absenteeism and/or extra sick leave, and loss of production (NCADD, 2017).

Signs and red flags

In order to be aware of an employee who may be struggling with substance use look for the following signs or red flags:

  • Increased tardiness or absenteeism (calling in sick multiple times in a short period of time)
  • Sleeping on the job
  • Poor decision making
  • Loss of efficiency
  • Lower morale of co-workers
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Sudden disappearances (related to obtaining and using substances at work)

What to do if you suspect someone using illegal or illicit substances (including alcohol and prescription medications)

If you feel someone in your workplace is using substances, report it to your supervisor, manager, or human resources department. Never feel guilty for reporting a coworker. This is typically the biggest reason employees hesitate and do not report this issue, which can be a deadly mistake. Not telling someone leads to the likelihood that an accident will occur. Reporting the suspicion can be the catalyst that prompts the person to seek treatment and could save his/her job and even his/her life. 

Services available

Multi Concept Recovery prepares the workplace to create a drug testing program and policy, or policies. We will prepare your Human Resource Department, and management team, to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of someone who is abusing substances and could benefit from some form of intervention at the workplace.

Drug testing and educational programs can help your company manage and address substance use in the workplace in a more effective manner that will prove to:

  • Increase morale
  • Reduce risk of, and actual, accidents in the workplace
  • Reduce employee theft
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce turnover rates
  • Decrease cost of insurance, such as workers’ compensation
  • Potentially save someone’s life

Multi Concept Recovery believes we can address the substance use issues in the workplace as a community.  As such we are offering local companies our services to assist in the set-up of a drug testing program and policy (or modification of policy) as a complimentary service.  For more information please contact us today to get started with a consultation.