Professionals with drug and alcohol problems

Drug & alcohol problems at work

The business case for treatment

Drug and alcohol addiction is not only a social and political problem. It is also an issue in the corporate and economic world. 

In the UK economy alone, an estimated 14 million work days are lost due to substance abuse by employees.

As an employer, you have a responsibility towards the wellbeing of your employees, but not only this – it is also in your best economical interest to implement a substance abuse policy with a sound support network. The cost of firing an employee with alcohol problems; and recruiting, hiring and training a replacement are far greater than seeking help for your affected employee.

Supporting your employees through rehab leads to:

  • Economic savings for the company,
  • Improved work climate,
  • A healthier work force,
  • A better reputation among your stakeholders, and
  • Improved workforce commitment.

Whether you want to implement a general drug and alcohol use policy, or support an individual employee seeking help or showing signs of addiction – Castle Craig Hospital can provide you with the expertise you need - quickly, efficiently and confidentially.