Resources for Employees Struggling With Substance Use Disorders

It’s a tough time for many employees right now — but especially those who have struggled with substance abuse and are working to maintain their recovery. According to OMA Connections Partner Working Partners┬«, these employees are at an increased risk for several reasons:

  1. General increased preoccupation with alcohol use;
  2. Increased availability of alcohol;
  3. Social isolation;
  4. Decreased support and accountability from counselors and self-help groups; and
  5. Increased stress and mental health challenges.

Employers are encouraged to be proactive and share resources — such as this video and this list — with employees to help those dealing with substance use disorders to better cope during these times. 4/23/2020