There is an increasing rate of drug and substance abuse in the community. This means that everyone is affected in one way or another. In others, the effects of abusing drugs are direct, while others are indirect. It is vital that you understand how you can be affected by such a tendency when effective interventions are not put in place. As much as drug and substance abuse affects the users mostly when it comes to the economic aspect of your business, the effects cannot be understated. This is especially when some of your employees are engaging in drug and substance abuse. You should note that the productivity and commitment of your employees determine to a larger extent how successful your business will be. This is why when the productivity level is reduced due to drug and substance abuse; intervention should be put in place. A workplace intervention is a mitigation program that is meant to create awareness and educate the workers on the effects of abusing drugs. Such interventions are vital, especially when there are machines and other hazardous areas that call for concentration or paying attention to details.
With a drug-free workplace intervention, you will be able to prevent accidents and damage to property. This is because of the related adverse effects of abusing drugs which includes mental instability. There are high chances of workers getting injured and in worst case die while operating machines. When the concentration level is low, it is also much difficult to pay attention to details. This means that following even the simplest of instructions will be much difficult. This means that the productivity rate will be low, and in the long run, the business will not achieve its objects but incur losses. There is also poor choice and judgment with employees who are abusing drugs; it means that you can never trust them to handle sensitive and critical work within or outside the workplace. With effective intervention, you will be able to mitigate and create an environment where everyone can be free and productive. This means that the performance will be improved among the workers.
You should also understand that not only will you need to implement the drug-free policy and intervention program to benefit, you workers, but also for the community. This is because, most of the drug abusers, get the products from the community. With effective intervention, you will create awareness on how to handle the employees and other community members who are addicts. This will be helpful as in the long run; you will have clean and productive community members. There are also laws and regulations regarding possession and use of drugs within and out of the workplace. Most of the employees that you have might not be aware of. With a drug-free workplace intervention, you will be creating a platform that everyone can know and understand such laws. You will also make it safer for others who are leading healthy lives from the corruption of those engaging in drugs and substance abuse. The earlier you intervene, the more productive and reliable your workers will be.