According to NewsOK, up to 5 percent of Oklahoma workers are dependent upon drugs. The main culprit? Prescription painkillers. It’s a problem that has everyone concerned, from corporations to small businesses to government agencies.
If someone you work with in Edmond, Oklahoma is living with a drug or alcohol addiction – even if it’s a dependence upon a medication prescribed to them – don’t hesitate to voice your concern. Our counselors are standing by at the phone number listed above to talk to you about how you can best help them to heal. Call now to get started.
Addiction in the Workplace
When someone is incapacitated mentally or physically by an addiction to prescription painkillers, it can jeopardize everyone they come into contact with. Some of the common risks include:
- Getting to and from work while under the influence
- Risking the safety of others, especially in the use of heavy machinery
- Risking the business prospects of everyone when they are unable to maintain commitments on projects or to clients
- Risking the financial viability of the company should they begin to steal money in order to pay for their addiction
There are so many different ways that addiction can negatively affect the workplace and everyone in it. If you believe that someone you are working with in Edmond is under the influence of medications that are causing them to be unsafe or jeopardize the company, it’s important that you speak up. An intervention can be an effective way to address the issue proactively, before any irreparable damage is done, and help your coworker get treatment.
Helping a Coworker Get Drug Addiction Treatment
Speak to your employer and determine what you can and can’t do to help your addicted coworker, then contact us to find a treatment program that can help them get back on their feet and back to work.
Edmond Family Counseling Inc
1251 N Broadway # C
Edmond, OK 73034-3616
Victims Impact Panel
247 N Broadway # C
Edmond, OK 73034-3726