“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
Recovering from addiction is a fight that, for many, may seem impossible. Yet, it’s also a battle that many win every year. As an employer, it may seem like these battles over addiction are securely out of your purview. But this line of thinking could actually be harmful to your business.
Addiction alone costs the U.S. more than $700 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity, and health care expenses, according to a study by Cigna and the American Society of Addiction Medication.
Similarly, Workforce reports that people abusing drugs use three times the amount of sick benefits. These individuals also use five times more workers’ compensation claims. Clearly, addiction takes a toll on both the employer and employee.
Luckily, there’s a multitude of actions your company can take to help employees fight addiction at work. One of the biggest actions is providing your staff with the right set of employee benefits. Your firm’s benefits package could be the difference between employees succumbing to their addiction, or getting that monkey off of their back.
5 Benefits that Help Your Employees Fight Addiction at Work
Use these five employee benefits to aid workers trying to beat addiction.
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