Is a drug or alcohol addiction getting in the way of living your life? Have you become despondent due to overconsumption or drug misuse?
Has your personality changed in ways it may be affecting those around you? Are you noticing signs in an employee, friend or colleague?
Rehab 4 Addiction in Maldon is here to help.
At our drug & alcohol rehab in Maldon, we’ve seen many people from all walks of life enter our doors looking for a brighter future. From those suffering with lack of control when it comes to substances to fully developed a drug addiction and alcoholism.
We look out for every type of struggle and we’re here to tailor a plan to suit your needs.
Our initial assessment is free and super easy to do, all we need is five minutes of your time to discuss your struggles, support network and therapy preferences.
Then we’ll get to work on mapping out a programme just for you, to get you on the pathway to recovery.
The phone lines are available around the clock and are not just for those suffering themselves.
If you feel a loved one or friend may be struggling with addiction, just give us a call today to discuss your concerns and we can offer friendly advice for you to help them reach the right professional help easily and as soon as possible.
Drug and alcohol addictions don’t just affect those suffering from them but can also have an impact on the community and environments around them.
If you have reasons to believe an employee or colleague may be suffering from addiction it may be helpful to know the signs and offer advice to get them closer to professional help.
Please be aware that pointing this out before you’re absolutely certain addiction is present in their life can be a difficult time.
As it is a sensitive subject, we suggest exploring other options such as problems at home or any illnesses they may be suffering from before making assumptions.
However, educating yourself and looking out for changes in behaviour means you can be there for those who may be suffering silently.
If you’re hoping to distinguish whether a colleague or friend is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction there are various symptoms you can look out for.
These include, but are not limited to:
It’s essential to keep in mind that there are physical changes that occur when a person is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction and that you’ll be unaware of any psychological symptoms unless provoked through discussion.
In a lot of cases, physical symptoms can take their toll on an individual, but it is the psychological symptoms that have the most severe and devastating consequences.
If your employee or colleague is a functioning alcoholic, they may not show any symptoms at all, but this doesn’t mean addiction isn’t present.
Employers have a duty of care for their employees. In most cases, the support employees receive from their employers is the only support they may receive for their addiction.
This means you must show empathy at all times, regardless of the routes you take in assisting your employee.
Initiating a conversation about their struggles in a comfortable and private manner is your first port of call when it comes to offering your employee support.
Pointing out the changes in their behaviour that you or other colleagues may have noticed and asked if they’re okay is a crucial step to take rather than making assumptions and stating you believe they’re suffering from addiction.
If the person in question is hesitant to share their thoughts with you, never pressure them into doing so. If they’re willing to open up to you, we advise you to listen to what they have to say and keep all correspondence confidential.
The last thing your employee or colleague will want is the whole workplace noticing their troubles.
Once you have established an addiction is present, you’ll then be able to point them in the right direction for professional help.
In this instance, we advise you don’t send them home or offer time off work, but more so ensure you’re there for them and that you will be there to support them along the way.
You can make them aware of our drug & alcohol rehab in Maldon.
Explain to them that at Rehab 4 Addiction we have a confidential initial assessment helpline where they can express their struggles to one of our friendly staff and work on tailoring a plan that can suit them without jeopardising their job opportunities.
We can then work together in resolving the problem without interruption of employment.
You can also offer to be there for when they call or to call on their behalf if they have any problems expressing their feelings.
It is paramount that they know they’re supported and that their struggles will not affect their employment status but more that you want to help them get to a better place without losing their livelihood.
When we speak to them, we’ll uncover the length of the addiction and attempt to address when it started and how far it has progressed.
We’ll also ask about their support network and family living situation. Being on hand for these moments is pivotal to ensure they feel supported.
Make them aware that all of our calls, whether that be from yourself or from the individual are all completely confidential and no information is shared with any other parties than those speaking on the phone call and our working professionals at Rehab 4 Addiction in Maldon.
It may also be insightful to equip your team with the tools needed to welcome your employee back into the workplace once their rehabilitation has come to an end.
Helping to transition your employee or colleague back into the workplace is also a pivotal step in ensuring long-term recovery as having a strong and motivating support network is paramount to continued success.
Rehab 4 Addiction is available 24/7, around the clock, waiting for you or your employee’s willingness to change.
We just need five minutes of their time, as a personal phone call or as a group discussion to garner all the information needed to tailor their programme specific to their needs.
Call today on 0800 140 4690 and let’s get them on track for a brighter future.