September marks the 18th annual National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Communities throughout the country are holding awareness-raising and educational events to spur Americans to overcome substance abuse and advocate for public safety and mental health treatment related to addiction.
Join the campaign by providing information and resources to your employees on drug and alcohol addiction. Sponsored by the federal government, Recovery Month urges all of us to take action to help those in need of substance abuse treatment.
What can you do? Partner with your human-resources representative or an outside expert to link employees with the appropriate community programs.
If your organization participates in an(EAP), that’s a good place to start. Also see www.recoverymonth.gov for a range of ideas and materials you can use to spread the word.
America’s workplaces lose more than $100 billion a year because of alcohol and drug-related abuse by employees, according to the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information. Take steps to stem the losses while giving afflicted employees a fresh start.