Substance Abuse Power Point 1


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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.

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Substance Abuse Power Point 1

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