Does a staff member have an addiction problem?

Are you in charge of human resources for a large organisation? Do any of your employees suffer from addictions or alcoholism?

Is this affecting their performance at work? They may be talented and valuable members of your organisation, but addiction does not discriminate.  

Getting help and support for your employee should be high on your list of priorities. With the right support and expertise your employee can recover.

What are the symptoms of alcoholism in the workplace?

  • Irregular attendance at work
  • Slovenly and unkempt appearance
  • Unpredictable mood and behaviour
  • Defensiveness about drinking
  • Aggressiveness
  • Sleepiness
  • Unreliability
  • Withdrawal from relationships

What are the signs of drug addiction in the workplace?

Cocaine addiction

  • Constantly running nose
  • Nervy, hypervigilant behaviour
  • Mood swings
  • Overly talkative
  • Frequent licking of the lips
  • Inability to focus
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Grandiose attitude
  • Paranoia

Benzo addiction (ie Valium)

  • Sluggishness
  • Drowsiness
  • Slowness in speech
  • Irritable behaviour
  • Poor coordination
  • Unsteady movement
  • Mood swings
  • Forgetfulness
  • Character changes
  • bloodshot eyes

Cannabis addiction

  • Lethargy
  • Mood changes
  • Inability to focus
  • Lack of coordination
  • Reduced inhibition
  • Poor timekeeping
  • Absenteeism
  • Furtive behaviour
  • Distinctive smell of cannabis

Remember, addiction is a disease

The good news for you as an employer, and your employee, is that when the right help is forthcoming, addiction is a disease that can be treated.

The first step is detox. At Serena House we can provide intervention as well as a consultant-led medical detox in a central London clinic.

At Serena House companies and employees can be assured they will return to their lives with a plan for good health and sobriety in place.

We have on-site diagnostic pathology and imaging, as addicts often suffer from a range of potentially serious side-effects because of substance misuse.

Our experts have excellent rates of success at helping those suffering from addictions avoiding relapse and going on to lead healthy and happy lives.

The next is getting continued support for long-term rehabilitation.

Detox for employees

Included in our Corporate Package is therapy with the UK’s most expert addiction experts.

We can also supply ‘Sober Companions’ – qualified Health Care Assistants – to help employees as they re-integrate into their working lives.

Our duty of care to your employee will not stop when they walk out the door. At Serena House we offer post-detox support – a city-safe harbour that can always be relied on.