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Increasing Awareness of Alcohol Issues
Along with strengthening health benefits and employee assistance programs, businesses can help employees at all levels of the company to become more aware of the consequences of and solutions to problem drinking.
Establish and Disseminate Treatment-Friendly Policies. Employees should know that they work in a place with treatment-oriented workplace policies. Company policies about alcohol and drug use, employee assistance services and health benefits should be highlighted in new employee orientation, company newsletters, personnel handbooks and similar corporate communications.
Promoting Health and Wellness. Many companies make alcohol problem awareness part of their overall health education program.
Detecting and Treating Alcohol Problems Early. Through workplace screening and short sessions of counseling, called brief interventions, employees can become more aware of their own drinking habits and problems can be addressed before they become more intractable.