The Phoenix Center – Duchess' Story
Written By: Michael McLain, The Phoenix Center
Substance Use Disorders and Addiction impact all socio-economic groups, all races, and for many of us, our own families. Substance use also costs employers in absenteeism, lost productivity, lower morale of coworkers, and increased workers compensation costs.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) reports substance use costs employers $81 Billion dollars per year and that 70% of all people that use drugs in our society are employed. The Phoenix Center accepts employer referrals to treatment services and consults with Human Resource Managers on substance use treatment options and drug testing plans to effectively treat an employee’s substance use disorder and assist them in returning safely to work.