When it comes to considering an employee who has a drug addiction, such as an ice addiction, and may require drug rehab, what kind of employer are you? Are you the kind who would dismiss them immediately without a second thought, or do you take the approach that an employee with a drug addiction deserves your support?
With the caveat that we are aware that there are some employment situations where drug addiction creates huge safety risks for others (e.g. airline pilot, surgeon) we hope that most employers would take the latter of those two approaches. Yes, discovering one of your employees has a drug problem can be a shock, but hopefully, that shock will soon be superseded by concern for the individual.
Anyone reading this who believes they would be supportive, but who may be in a new business, or run a business with no documented drug policy, then we appreciate there may be questions as to how you can facilitate that support. For that reason, we are going to outline five highly effective steps that employers can take to support employees with drug problems and addictions.