DISCUSSION OVERVIEW: Many people have either tried to quit smoking or know of someone who has. Individuals trying to break this harmful habit are often plagued by doubts and thoughts. This seminar will help participants look at themselves and their reasons for smoking while also exploring some of the myths and realities surrounding this harmful habit. It will also provide guidelines, options, and most importantly, hope to those who would like to quit but have not yet been successful.
DISCUSSION OVERVIEW: Most addictions take a high personal toll on employees, and the expense to employers can be staggering. Absenteeism, lost productivity, accidents, turnover, recruitment, and training are only a few of the cost’s organizations bear if substance abuse is not identified and treated. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the rate of drug abuse remains high among young individuals aged 18 years and older, who are entering the workforce rapidly. This workshop will introduce the use and abuse dependency continuum, discuss contributing factors to substance abuse, and identify resources participants can use to assist and support an addicted employee.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of this session, participants will be able to do the following: