Posts tagged with ‘intervention’
An intervention is an orchestrated attempt by others (usually a group of family and friends) to get someone to seek professional help with an addiction or some kind of traumatic event or crisis. Interventions are either direct, typically involving a meeting with the dependent person or indirect, involving work with a co-dependent family to encourage them to be more effective in helping the addicted individual.
Sometimes in the workplace we encounter uncomfortable situations involving a coworker who has a drug or alcohol problem. If you know that one of your coworkers has such a problem, you have a responsibility to try to make sure that that individual receives some help. After all, having employees with drug or alcohol problems can be a huge liability not only for companies, but for fellow coworkers as well. Full Story