Specialized Intervention for Highly Valued Employees with Drug or Alcohol Problems
Professional stress is a common contributor to drug and alcohol addiction. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches' Seaside facility provides executive intervention for companies who have high-performing, executive-level employees who are suffering with substance abuse. The process is different from traditional intervention, because it involves colleagues as well as loved ones, and is often geared more toward their professional lives than their personal lives. Executive intervention is also ideal for those who have chosen their career over starting a family and are suffering with a drug and alcohol addiction alone as a result. The process is usually initiated by an employer or supervisor.
Mitigating Loss and Exposure
When a person’s decision-making is compromised by drugs and alcohol, they become less able to successfully carry out the duties of their job and may even be exposing the company to legal liability. Executive intervention gives employers the opportunity to respectfully and professionally guide their employees into treatment, while diminishing the risks associated with having someone with impaired judgment and compromised mental health make high-level decisions.
Very often, companies would rather take the time to help employees who have a proven track record and a successful history within the organization than take the time and resources to recruit and train new personnel.
Recognizing Signs of Drug and Alcohol Abuse at Work
Once a colleague or supervisor exhibits signs of substance abuse, the problem may be more severe than one realizes. Quick and proactive executive intervention will provide a network of support and solidarity.
While some take great pains in hiding their drug or alcohol abuse from colleagues, some of the more frequent signs that there is a problem include:
- Increasingly frequent tardiness and absenteeism
- Missed deadlines
- Decline in quality of work and appearance
- Increased nervousness and irritability
- Increased drinking during daytime hours
- Misappropriation of company resources
- Legal difficulties stemming from substance abuse
- Withdrawal and isolation from family, friends and colleagues
Organizing Executive Intervention
The right group needs to be assembled for an executive intervention, and our professional interventionists help organize and manage everything including recommendations for treatment afterwards. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches has helped numerous executives overcome their substance abuse and resume promising, exemplary careers.