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Perspectives Ltd and Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Partner to Promote Drug-Free Workplaces. EAP Provider Offers Workshops to Help Businesses Understand Employee Substance Abuse and Its Impact
Date:10/20/2009

To help business mitigate the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on operations and the bottom line, Perspectives Ltd, a high-touch provider of workplace resources, is partnering with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to offer training workshops on employee substance abuse.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) – More than 8% of full-time employees in the U.S. were drug users and nearly 9% of full-time employees reported heavy alcohol use in 2007, according to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). To help business mitigate the impact of this challenge on operations and the bottom line, Perspectives Ltd, a high-touch provider of workplace resources, is partnering with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to offer training workshops on employee substance abuse.

"Businesses that promote drug-free workplaces, like those that use Perspectives' EAP services, have a better chance of protecting their business and retaining employee talent, because they understand that you're invested in an employee the moment you hire them," said Jerry Roper, President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

The collaborative effort launches today in support of national Drug-Free Work Week (October 19-25, 2009). It is being driven by the Chamber's Workplace Well Being & Addiction Prevention Practices Committee and includes two workshops designed and delivered by Perspectives – which has presented thousands of substance abuse seminars to businesses nationwide.

"Drug-free workplaces are an important initiative for us," said Terry Cahill, senior vice president at Perspectives Ltd, which specializes in employee assistance programs (EAPs). "Employee substance abuse eats away at businesses profits through absenteeism, presenteeism, lawsuits, customer service complaints, worker's comp claims, and more. Working with
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