The Economic Costs of Addiction
How do you address the growing trend of addiction in the workplace? How does it impact employers and co-workers? We pose those questions to Rosa Davis, executive director of POWER, a Pittsburgh-based organization helping women in recovery.
According to Davis, when workers struggle with addiction it can have a large impact on the company's bottom line.
"In addition to the human cost, there's a huge economic cost," she says.
Davis advises employers to be as non-judgmental and as objective as possible.
"Keep it related to the job performance," says Davis. "Be calm, genuinely concerned, and matter-of-fact."