May 18, 2020

Struggling with relapse prevention.

VP of Human Capital at AAC, Tim Stein, had an op-ed featured in Recruiting Daily on the “perfect storm” that exists for employees in recovery.

With an abundance of freedom and flexibility now available to employees working from home, this situation can make it easier to decrease productivity and consume alcohol during working hours. One survey showed that one-third of employees working from home admit they are more likely to drink alcohol during working hours while quarantined.

Because this issue can quickly become problematic, Stein listed steps that HR professionals could take to navigate this unprecedented time:

  1. Invest in remote work training – Provide training on how to be productive, manage expectations and avoid common pitfalls.
  2. Understand the signs – Lack of physical contact combined with being confined to the home can tempt some employees to grab a drink during the workday. For employees in recovery, this can be detrimental.
  3. Reinforce your open-door policy – Reporting addiction or substance use disorder is not mandatory, but creating an atmosphere in which employees feel comfortable divulging such information is invaluable.

For more details on these suggestions, visit Recruiting Daily.