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A Mental Health Friendly Workplace

Substance Abuse Alcohol Drugs Recovery

Encourages businesses to look at their employees' mental health and how it relates to their well-being and the bottom line. Describes three mental health-friendly workplaces and encourages companies to take steps to create a mental health-friendly workplace.
 
Finding Mental Health Services: Where to Go for Help

Substance Abuse Alcohol Drugs Recovery

A fact card that discusses where to go to find mental health services and provides resources.
 


HIV/AIDS Stigma in the Workplace: People, Productivity, Progress
This pamphlet presents information about HIV/AIDS stigma and workplace-related issues.
 
Issue Brief #01:  Save Your Company Money By Assuring Access to Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance use disorders cost the nation an estimated $276 billion a year, with much of the cost resulting from lost work productivity and increased healthcare spending.
 


Issue Brief #02:  What You Need to Know About Older Workers and Substance Abuse
As members of the baby boom generation the proportion of workers over 55 years old will increase dramatically. As this population grows, so too will the number of employed older adults with substance use disorders
 
Issue Brief #03: What You Need to Know About Younger Workers and Substance Abuse
Workers between 18 and 25 are an integral part of our dynamic and diverse workforce. Helping these young employees develop healthy work habits and addressing issues that may affect their on-the-job performance can have a positive, long-lasting impact on an employer’s bottom line.
 


Issue Brief #04: What You Need to Know About Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Failure to deliver effective care to people with mental health and drug or alcohol problems results in significant costs to the nation’s economy, including considerable costs to employers that result from employee absenteeism, poor job performance, disability and on-the-job accidents. But employers can take action to mitigate these problems
 
Issue Brief #05:  Save Money By Addressing Employee Alcohol Problems
Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the United States, and alcohol problems cost the nation nearly $185 billion each year. Most of this cost results from lost work productivity and excess healthcare utilization, because 78 percent of people with alcohol problems are employed.
 


Issue Brief #06:  Save Money by Addressing Employee Drug Problems
Use of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription drugs negatively affect workers’ well-being and productivity and hurt employers’ bottom lines. But because of the stigma associated with illicit drug use, both employers and employees are often reluctant to address substance use disorders in the workplace.
 
Issue Brief #07:  What You Need to Know About the Cost of Substance Abuse
Drug and alcohol problems in the workplace cost American employers billions of dollars each year. Understanding the impact of substance abuse on the workplace—and the benefits of facilitating workers’ access to treatment—can help employers build a healthier workforce and a healthier bottom line.
 


Issue Brief #08:  Save Money by Encouraging Workers to Get Help For Substance Use Problems
When it comes to workers’ health and well-being, substance abuse is one area that is often overlooked. Seventy-six percent of people with drug or alcohol problems are employed, and substance abuse can negatively affect their mental, emotional, and physical health.
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Issue Brief #09:  An EAP that Addresses Substance Abuse Can Save You Money
Substance use disorders can negatively affect an employer’s bottom line by increasing health care costs and reducing productivity. But employers have a simple and cost-effective tool available for addressing these risks: a workplace substance abuse program administered through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
 


Issue Brief #10:  How You Can Support Workers in Recovery
People who have completed treatment programs for drug or alcohol addiction are said to be in recovery. Like other chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes or high blood pressure, addiction to drugs or alcohol is a treatable and manageable condition.
 
Issue Brief #11:  Resources Available to Employers
This brief could save your company money and takes less than 2 minutes to read! Employers have a wide variety of resources at their disposal that can assist them in determining how best to mitigate the potential workplace problems associated with substance abuse.
 


Issue Brief #12:  What You Need to Know About Substance Abuse Treatment
Seventy-six percent of people with drug or alcohol problems are employed1, and substance abuse costs the nation’s economy an estimated $276 billion a year.2 Because the majority of the costs come from lost work productivity and increased healthcare utilization, employers have a major stake in ensuring that their employees get appropriate treatment.
 
Issue Brief #13:  Save by Providing Comprehensive Benefits for Substance Abuse Treatment
When a valued employee has a problem with alcohol or drugs, promoting access to quality treatment is often a wise investment. One way for employers to accomplish this is by ensuring that their health benefits package provides comprehensive coverage for substance abuse treatment.
 


Issue Brief #14:  You Save When Your Health Plans Improve Substance Abuse Screening
Untreated substance use disorders are among the most costly health conditions in the United States: together, drug and alcohol problems cost the nation’s economy $276 billion a year. Screening is the first step in helping employees get treatment for drug or alcohol problems.
 
KAP Keys For Clinicians Based on TIP 38: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Services
This publications is based on TIP 38.
 


Making Your Workplace Drug-Free: A Kit for Employers
The purpose of the Drug-Free Workplace Kit is to provide public and private workplaces, from small to large and from local to global, with credible, authoritative, evidence-based information, resources, and tools for producing and maintaining drug-free workplace policies and programs.
 
Making Your Workplace Smoke-free: A Decision Maker's Guide
This manual provides worksite decision makers with information on how to design, implement, and evaluate environmental tobacco smoke policies and related activities.
 


Quick Guide 38: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Services for Administrators
This publication is based on TIP 38.
 
Quick Guide 38: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Services for Clinicians
This publication is based on TIP 38
 


Save Money, Save Lives: Make Your Business Smoke-Free
This brochure is designed to communicate information about exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace and benefits to employers for implementing smoke-free worksites.
 
Smoke-Free Homes Community Action Kit

Bullying Depression Substance Abuse Alcohol Drugs Recovery

The Smoke-free Homes Community Action Kit assists community leaders in educating communities about the dangers of secondhand smoke. The kit contains ideas for outreach activities, samples of local programs, and customizable resources such as presentations, letters and a proclamation. This information was designed to assist in developing strategies and locating resources necessary to implement a community-based campaign to reduce children's exposure to secondhand smoke.
 


Substance Use Disorders in the Workplace: A Guide to Recovery for Employees
This pamphlet describes a substance use disorder, provides clues to determining whether a substance use disorder exists, highlights the laws concerning discriminating against individuals recovering from a substance use disorder, and offers resources for finding help.
 
Supporting a Co-worker Living With HIV/AIDS
This pamphlet provides guidance on making workday adjustments and extending emotional and social support to co-workers living with HIV/AIDS or caring for someone with HIV/AIDS.
 


TAP 25: The Impact of Substance Abuse Treatment on Employment Outcomes Among AFDC Clients in Washington State
The Impact of Substance Abuse Treatment on Employment Outcomes Among AFDC Clients in Washington State
 
The TEDS Report February 11, 2010: Uninsured Employed Admissions to Treatment
In 2007, almost two thirds (61.5 percent) of substance abuse treatment admissions working full time did not have health insurance.
 


TIP 38: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Services
This TIP introduces vocational services and resources and presents clinical issues related to integrating vocational services into a substance abuse treatment plan. TIP 38 also discusses policy and funding and the recent regulation affecting employment and substance abuse disorder treatment.
 
Working With a Co-Worker Living With HIV/AIDS
This pamphlet provides guidance on how to promote a positive environment for co-workers who are infected with HIV/AIDS and be supportive of them.
 


Workplaces That Thrive A Resource For Creating Mental Health-Friendly Work Environments
This publication is designed to help human resources personnel look at the benefits of a Mental Health-Friendly Workplace.
 
 

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