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Most agency programs for employees with alcohol-related problems still ineffective

United States. General Accounting Office

Most agency programs for employees with alcohol-related problems still ineffective

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office] in [Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Alcoholism and employment -- United States.,
    • Executive departments -- United States.,
    • Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK850.A4 U53 1977
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 86 p. ;
      Number of Pages86
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4692180M
      LC Control Number77603857

      New York State Policy on Alcohol and Controlled Substances in the Workplace Use and abuse of alcohol and drugs has a detrimental effect on the productivity, attendance, and health of our work force. As a public employer, we must be vigilant to protect the safety and welfare of the public with whom we interact and the employees with whom we work. Employees are expected to report felony drug or alcohol-related arrests to management as soon as possible after the arrest. Off-the-job illegal drug or alcohol-related activity resulting in a felony conviction may result in disciplinary action through the Disciplinary Action Policy. Consequences for Positive Drug or File Size: 46KB.

      To be eligible, employees must have worked for Richard Bland College, or another Virginia state agency from which the employee directly transferred to Richard Bland College without a break in service, for at least 12 months and have worked at least 1, hours in the previous 12 months. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF.

      Past year alcohol use was significantly more prevalent among children who reported experiencing alcohol-related neglect (χ2 = , df = 1, p. A completed needs assessment enables a community, agency or coalition to more effectively utilize resources because solutions are targeted at the real causes of the problem of underage drinking. Since resources for most organizations are scarce, this targeting can help to achieve results without wasting precious funding or time.


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entitled "Most Agency Programs for Employees with Alcohol-Related Problems Still Ineffective" (B(2)), dated September 7,GAO states that: I 7See Public Law0MB Circular A, and 34 CFRwhich superseded 0MB.

The significant presence of alcohol problems in the workforce was most recently documented in a national survey, indicating that about percent of full-time employees are heavy drinkers (i.e., they consumed five or more drinks per occasion on 5 or more days in the month prior to being surveyed) (Zhang et al.

According to that. The larger part of "Alcohol Problem Intervention in the Workplace" provides an up-to-date thorough examination of the problem, the research, and the possible solutions. This volume is directed toward both practitioners and researchers, providing a wide range of new data and new ideas that bear upon coping with alcohol problems in the workplace.

To counteract these influences, employers can provide the infrastructure to deal with alcohol related problems at work through employee assistance programs (Roman and Blum, ) as well as primary prevention policies regarding work-related alcohol and drug use (Ames et al., ; Pidd et al., ).Cited by: 3.

The first part of the book describes why alcohol is no ordinary commodity, and presents epidemiological data on the global burden of alcohol-related problems. The second part of the book reviews. Workplace programs to prevent and reduce alcohol-related problems among employees have considerable potential.

For example, because employees spend a lot of time at work, coworkers and supervisors may have the opportunity to notice a developing alcohol problem. In addition, employers can use their influence to motivate employees to get help for an.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that costs of healthcare related to alcohol use disorders in the United States is in the neighborhood of $25 billion yearly and the overall costs in United States are upwards of $ billion.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence reports that: Workers with alcohol-related problems are nearly three times as likely to have injury. For much of U.S. history, commerce in alcoholic beverages has been regulated and subject to relatively high taxes.

A disparate set of objectives has motivated this historical regulatory effort, the relative importance of these objectives varying with shifts in public attitudes. The current regulatory structure reflects a paramount concern with maintaining an “orderly” commercial trade in Cited by: 2.

The current budget for the certifying agency that oversees treatment and educational programs in the state of New York is approximately one billion dollars a year.

1Approximately half of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Services (OASAS) funding comes from the State of New York and the other half from the Federal Government. The total health care costs in are divided by the U.S. Census total U.S.

population 16 estimate to yield a per capita cost of $ Since employers offering health insurance to their employees generally cover family members as well, the per capita health cost of alcohol-related problems is multiplied bythe average household size in the United States according to the U.

Welcome to the Alcohol Problems & Solutions website, debunking myths and sharing effective peer-reviewed ways to reduce drinking problems and live healthier for more than 20 years. Alcohol and colorectal cancer risk is a concern of many people. However, there is medical consensus that drinking in moderation is not a risk factor for colorectal.

In addition to individual counseling program approaches, environmental changes can also reduce the alcohol-related death toll. These include: a. making it illegal to drive after any drinking if one is under   Alcoholism is the single largest and most economically destructive addiction in America as an estimated seventeen million Americans struggle with some phase of alcohol addiction at a cost to industry of $[1] billion each year.

Federal and state law govern at what point an employer may terminate an alcoholic employee, and any employer faced with the negative affects of alcohol in the. The workplace costs of alcohol abuse are estimated to range from $33 billion to $68 billion per year, according to the U.S.

Office of Personnel Management. It's never easy to confront an employee suspected of alcohol abuse. Still, alcohol abuse is a serious problem that can not only harm the employee's health and. Executive Don’t mix it A guide for employers on alcohol at work Introduction This booklet has been developed to help the owners and managers of small and medium­sized businesses deal with alcohol­related problems at work.

It reaffirms the Government’s commitment in The Health of the Nation1to encourageFile Size: KB. Employee Assistance Programs deal with all kinds of problems and provide short-term counseling, assessment, and referral of employees with alcohol and drug abuse problems, emotional and mental health problems, marital and family problems, financial problems, dependent care concerns, and other personal problems that can affect the employee's work.

Still, when it comes to real or perceived alcohol-related performance issues, keep it professional and proceed as you would with any other significant performance issue. It will also discuss aspects of the workplace that influence alcohol consumption.

Framing alcohol-related problems from an environmental perspective is part of the public health approach described in Chapter 1 that views behavior as a function of the interaction of individual and agent attributes with factors in the drinking environment.

Drinking in the workplace may be an emerging trend, but it isn't necessarily a healthy one. Although drinking on the job may not be as widespread as portrayed on the hit TV show Mad Men, it is still with us. About 8% of full-time employees report having five or more drinks on five or more occasions a month, and one survey showed that 23% of upper-level managers reported drinking during work.

consumption and reduce alcohol related problems5. The briefing states that; • there is strong evidence that worksite interventions, including core components of employee assistance programmes (see note below), are effective in rehabilitating employees with alcohol problems • there is some evidence that worksite training on alcohol affects theFile Size: KB.Furthermore, most EAPs do a poor job of identifying alcohol and drug problems for employees who use EAPs for other reasons, says John C.

Pompe, SPHR, manager of disability and behavioral health Author: Robert J. Grossman.Review of the effectiveness of treatment for alcohol problems The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) is a special health authority within the NHS, established by Government into improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England.