Is There a Problem in Your Workplace?

Knowledge is Power – Ask Yourself These Questions:

  1. Has a union ever grieved disciplinary action (up to and including dismissal) of an employee suspected of a substance problem?
  2. Has the behaviour of an employee with a suspected substance abuse problem ever reflected poorly on your organization?
  3. Has your company ever given the same employee more than one disciplinary notice with respect to alcohol or drug use?
  4. To the best of your knowledge, has an employee of your organization ever left a company function or party under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
  5. Can you attribute a workplace accident to alcohol or drug use?
  6. Have coworkers ever picked up the slack or covered for a fellow employee as a result of his/her alcohol or drug use?
  7. Have you ever experienced theft in the workplace that you suspect was related to alcohol or drug use?
  8. Have you ever felt that absenteeism is unusually high, or increasing?
  9. Have your company’s health benefits premiums increased as a result of claims history?
  10. Would an employee’s accident at work impact the health and safety of others?

You Answered: 0 YES, and 10 NO


If you answered YES to ONE or MORE of these questions, then you appear to have some significant concerns about substance abuse in your organization. We’re here to help. Call Tania Archer at 647-258-5960 and we’ll help you find practical solutions to the issue(s) you’ve identified.

If you answered NO to ALL questions, then congratulations!  It appears that your organization is proactive in addressing workplace substance abuse. However, even the most proactive organizations contend with the following reality: at any given time, 2% of the workforce requires immediate access to addiction treatment.

If you require any assistance or have any questions, call Tania Archer at 647-258-5960 and we’ll get you the answers you need.