Employers face many of challenges:
Drug addiction and alcoholism ruin the lives of everyone it touches. And it’s not just the person who is addicted that suffers; friends, family and co-workers often pay the price for the consequences of having an addiction as well. For employers, this price tag can be a large one, due to on-the-job injuries, lost productivity, absenteeism and other factors.
Addiction is considered a disability due to an illness and thus an employer cannot simply terminate the worker’s employment without first offering to support their medical problem. There is also a financial gain that can occur when an employer facilitates treatment to support their employee’s illness as it is far more costly to terminate an employee than to rehabilitate them. Employees who successfully complete rehabilitation tend to have far fewer performance issues than those who had never had an addiction concern or sought help through the Employee Assistance Program for other related personal issues.
The Habitude™ Addiction Program is the only one of its kind in Canada for men. We offer an integrative program that involves holistic practices. Employees are medically supervised in a Home-style Residential Program; that utilizes licensed clinicians, offers family education and most importantly offers an after care plan that can help support your employee for 2 additional years that includes mandatory drug testing.
This is a common sense approach whereby we help support their bodies and mind and nurture their spirit. Your employee will return to work productive, with an overall sense of well being. Imagine what this will do to boost the health and safety for all of your employees as well as your community at large. By working together, we can help by to make a difference in the life of your employee.
BIO-PSYCHO SOCIAL PROGRAM
The Habitude™ Addictions Program should be your 1st choice for employees that are considered an asset to your company when they are not abusing substances.
Today’s people are seeking alternative medical support in their lives. In the past, traditional treatment facilities offered mainstream support. This style of treatment rarely offers support for the bio-physical afflictions of the addiction.
Today’s families and employers want choices. They want the ability to choose the type of program that will support their loved one or employer in their recovery. Many Proactive Employers and Employees are seeking changes to their policies to allow them to choose an alternative/ holistic program. The Habitude™ Addiction Program is a Medically Supervised Holistic Program. We will ensure that when your employee or loved one returns, we will support their whole system…. BODY, MIND AND SOUL!
To find out if you have Insurance Coverage, contact your companies Benefit Insurance Company or speak to someone from your Human Resources department to find out if your insurance company supports Holistic Treatment Programs.
Should your Insurance Company need supporting information, we can accommodate them by sending our program outline directly to the insurance company to review.
Please ask your Insurance Company to call and speak with a Turning Point Representative 1-877-523-8369 or email us.
An EAP, or Employee Assistance Program, is a confidential, short term service for employees with personal problems that affect their work performance. EAPs are typically part of a larger company plan to promote wellness which involves written policies, supervisor and employee training, and in some cases, a mandatory drug testing program.
More and more, individuals are looking for alternative ways to deal with their addiction or their loved one’s addiction. Today, individuals are seeking alternatives and using complementary modalities to attain overall wellness. They want choices to attain wellness in their own lives.
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What you can do
Substance abusers in the workplace create a problem that affects you and should concern you. There are a number of ways in which you can do something about it.
Employees are often reluctant to let management know when they suspect drug activity, worried that any coworkers they identify will be penalized or even lose their jobs. The reality is that you place a co-worker in far greater jeopardy when you don’t report your concern and, in that way, make continued drug use possible. The threat of being fired often provides a potent deterrent to substance abuse and will prompt many drug- and alcohol-troubled workers to accept help when they had previously ignored the pleas of family and friends. Faced with the possibility of losing their jobs, workers who have refused to recognize or acknowledge their substance abuse are often motivated to enter treatment and—what may be even more important—remain in treatment long enough to make fundamental changes in attitudes and behaviour.
For more information, and to speak with a Turning Point Representative, call 1-877-523-8369 or email us.