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Worked on this with 2 other people for my Business Supervision Class. I will complete the 1yr certificate in Small Business during the summer semester of 2010.

Worked on this with 2 other people for my Business Supervision Class. I will complete the 1yr certificate in Small Business during the summer semester of 2010.



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    • How is affects employee and supervisor
      Substance Abuse
    • Employees' will have overbearing stress and trouble in their personal life at some point.
      Some of these employees will turn to drugs or alcohol to face the problem.
    • Every business must address this issue and have options available to its employees.
      Educational efforts such as D.A.R.E were put into place for students with the same concept.
      The same educational effort should be included as a deterrent in company training.
      Substance Abuse is a reality
    • An employee
      Your co-worker
      The employer
      The customer
      Who does Substance Abuse Affect?
    • Productivity loss
      Cost to company
      Danger to co-workers and the employee
      Loss of respect from peers
      Trust among peers and from supervisor
      Damaged reputation
      Risk of termination
      Problems Substance Abuse Causes
    • Implement a detailed drug free workplace initiative
      Offer EAP assistance to employees
      Require mandatory drug testing randomly
      What Steps can be Taken?
    • People become worn down physically and emotionally from life's challenges
      Normal behavior deteriorates
      User becomes defensive and angry over small issues
      Trouble coping with day to day issues
      Effects on the substance abuser
    • How the supervisor handles a substance abuser is critical
      Jumping to a conclusion and offering no help is counter-productive
      Get information
      How is the employee behaving?
      Get accounts on changes in attitude
      Confront employee in a professional manner and have a witness
      Work with employee to get help
      Offer EAP assistance
      Assure that if the employee gets help, they will have a job when they are back on their feet (within reason)
      What is the Supervisor to do?
    • Employees who are normally productive and are going through a rough patch have assistance available to them.
      EAP offers a hand to those who need help getting back on track with their lives through counseling.
      Help is available !!
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      Wood, James, Michael Robb, and Chuck Spencer. "Substance Abuse." N. pag. Rpt. in Print. Print.
      "Drug Free Workplace - America's Drug Problem." Drug Free Workplace - Home. Web. 13 Nov. 2009. <>.
      SAMHSA's Workplace Home Page. Web. 13 Nov. 2009. <>.
      "Safety and Health Topics: Workplace Substance Abuse." Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OSHA HOME PAGE. Web. 13 Nov. 2009. <>.