Workplace prevention programs

Workplace Prevention Programs

Take the therapy while you are at work!

ARCO gives an excellent opportunity for therapy and intervention while you are at work itself. No need to take a leave, or spend log duration in residential facilities. Our programs are simple, which start with a screening and assessment, online consultation with a Doctor/psychiatrist as well as  online therapy including individual counseling, group therapy and psycho education. Easy to access and easy to follow.

Screening and Brief Intervention in Workplace Settings

Prevention and early intervention are the key solutions to this situation and ARCO has an excellent program to help Corporate companies, Factories, Government sectors, and Information Technology fields to reduce this harm and save their employees. Alcohol or substance use by the employees in workplace is one of the key reasons for the loss of productivity around the world! Alcohol/psychoactive substances can cause a lack of concentration and coordination in an employee’s work performance. This reduces productivity, which in turn impacts business goals and objectives. Drinking also lead to more on-the-job accidents and injuries. Alcohol is a depressant drug that can slow down the activities of the mental functioning. Alcohol can affect problem solving skills, judgment, concentration, reaction times and coordination.

How to help an employee with alcohol or substance abuse?Every employee is connected to the HR Department in the establishments and HR can effectively handle the issue with the help of our expert team of therapists and counsellors at ARCO. If you notice that certain employees are developing symptoms of substance use disorder and affecting their performance as an employee, extend help to them instead of taking disciplinary actions. If this person does have an alcohol abuse problem, this is a larger issue than you alone can handle. Contact ARCO. The Corporate sectors can register with ARCO for ongoing support and therapy assistance to your company. We also provide confidential counseling and therapy with individuals, so that they can improve their performance in the work place and regain the confidence of your employers.

Problems Caused in the Workplace

In addition to deaths and accidents, absenteeism and loss of production, other problems that alcohol and drug abuse can cause on the job include:

  • Tiredness /sleeping on the job
  • Hangover or withdrawal affecting job performance
  • Poor decision making
  • Loss of efficiency
  • Theft
  • Lower morale of co-workers
  • Increased likelihood of having trouble with co-workers/supervisors or tasks
  • Preoccupation with obtaining and using substances while at work, interfering with attention and concentration
  • Illegal activities at work including selling illicit drugs to other employees
  • Disciplinary procedures

The three areas of intervention common at workplace prevention are:

  1. Awareness building
  2. Capacity building
  3. Therapeutic assistance (Early or brief intervention)

Awareness building:

Since ARCO is a web based program, we will be conducting free webinars among Human Resource Development  officers , staff welfare departments, and other  employees  on various topics related to SUD prevention program from time to time.  

Capacity building programs:

ARCO’s capacity building programs are targeted on officers at Human Resource Management at the establishments who could be responsible for managing substance abuse  related issues at the establishment. They will be trained in understanding drugs, addiction and some basic counseling skills required for managing the SUD.  The training curriculum are universally recognized curriculum developed by the Colombo Plan and UNODC with the assistance from US Department of State. Employers or HR officers will be  trained in the selected curriculums in Universal Treatment or Prevention Curriculums (UTC/UPC) with a certification, covering topics like understanding Substances which are commonly abused, addiction as a brain disease, stages and symptoms, science of addiction as well as basic knowledge and skills in identifying children or youth in the risk groups, basic counselling skills, etc. This will help officers to identify workers with drugs or alcohol issues and refer them for early intervention at a confidential environment.

Therapeutic assistance:

The therapeutic services for workplace network will include screening and assessment, therapy planning, individual counselling to the affected members,  and developing a goal setting for qualitative recovery too. This will be treated as prevention counselling, even if they are initiated to the drugs or alcohol and will be offered the therapy in a confidential setting without the taboo of being labelled.   Those in advanced state of addiction will be handled by our addiction therapy team including detox services on OPD basis by registered medical practitioners and therapy team. On exceptional cases who required residential care, we have affiliated treatment centers where they can get residential care as well.

Prevention Works

When the issue of workplace substance abuse is addressed by establishing comprehensive programs, it is a “win-win” situation for both employers and employees, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. A study of the economic impact of substance abuse treatment in Ohio found significant improvements in job-related performance:

  • 91% decrease in absenteeism
  • 88% decrease in problems with supervisors
  • 93% decrease in mistakes in work
  • 97% decrease in on-the-job injuries

Companies and employers, whether large or small, can adopt a workplace substance abuse policy that will reduce the loss of productivity and provide a safer work environment for all.

Sign Up with ARCO, increase productivity and wellness for both the company as well as for the employees.

A self Test:

Someone who experiences or exhibits at least 2 of the following signs and symptoms within a 12-month period may meet the diagnostic criteria for an alcohol use disorder (AUD)

Using more alcohol than originally intended.

  1. Making unsuccessful attempts to cut back or stop drinking.
  2. Spending a significant amount of time and resources locating, using, and recovering from alcohol use.
  3. Neglecting responsibilities at work or in the home as a result of alcohol use.
  4. Having increased interpersonal conflict due to the use of alcohol.
  5. Using alcohol in risky situations, such as while driving or operating heavy machinery.
  6. Giving up things someone used to enjoy, like sports or hobbies, in favor of using alcohol.
  7. Using alcohol even though someone knows it makes a medical condition worse, such as having liver disease and still drinking. Or, using alcohol despite knowing it makes a mental health condition, such as depression, worse.
  8. Developing increased tolerance to alcohol, in which a person needs to continue drinking more to get the same effects as they once did from alcohol.
  9. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when someone stops drinking.


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