Substance Abuse

Seventy percent of drug users are employed. Ten million employed people are drug users (EAPA Online 2002). Numerous studies suggest a significant relationship between poor work performance and substance abuse. Absenteeism has been found to be 3 to 8 times greater among employees with alcohol and drug related problems.

How CONCERN can help

CONCERN recognizes the impact of substance abuse on the employee and the employer. That is why we provide assessment, intervention, referrals for treatment, family support and case management. Our counselors follow specific clinical protocols based on the criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Additional EAP sessions are provided at no cost to the client or employer for substance or alcohol abuse cases.


Alcohol and Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention


CONCERN counselors work with employees to develop plans that may include referrals to appropriate treatment programs and community resources. CONCERN counselors are also available to work with employees on developing a relapse prevention plan to ensure successful recovery.


Whenever possible, family members are educated about substance abuse and involved in the intervention and recovery process.

CONCERN is committed to identifying need and facilitating treatment for substance abuse problems and supports employees, their families and supervisors on an ongoing basis to prevent a recurrence of the problem. The CONCERN clinical managers monitor these clients and are available to consult with managers and supervisors as needed.

Training for Employees, Supervisors and Managers

Work-related problems are common among employees who suffer from alcohol and drug abuse. Trainings for your supervisors and managers are designed to assist them in motivating employees to seek help with personal and job performance problems. CONCERN offers the following trainings to employees and managers:


  • Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Awareness & Action for Managers
  • Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Awareness & Action for Employees
  • DOT Regulations: Alcohol & Drug Training for Managers