How to Tell if An Employee Needs Treatment

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Addiction isn’t just costly to one’s personal life. Drug use, alcoholism, and addiction cost the country $700 billion annually in costs associated with lost work productivity, health care costs, and crime.

For productivity loss at work, addiction and alcoholism can be incredibly damaging to a workplace, a company, and employees lives. Many companies try to stay proactive when it comes to the health of their employees by keeping an eye out for signs of addiction or alcoholism. The sooner a person receives treatment, the better. At Banyan Detox Stuart, we have partnered with many industries, serving as the treatment path of choice for their employees. How do you know if an employee needs addiction treatment in Stuart? There are some key signs to look out for.

Major Changes in Appearance

When an individual is engrossed in an active addiction, they may begin to lose sight of their personal care. This can result in a more disheveled appearance, but this is not the only visual sign. The person may also have drastic weight changes, including extreme weight gain or weight loss within a short period of time. While appearance changes alone do not indicate addiction or alcoholism, they may indicate a problem when coupled with other signs.

Changes in Mood or Behavior

If an employee has become inattentive, unmotivated, angry, or paranoid, there may be an issue at hand. As addiction and alcoholism consume a person’s life, this can lead to major mood changes that are extremely detrimental to the workplace. This includes changes in attitude, angry outbursts, crying fits, and paranoia which cannot be explained.

Physical Evidence of Addiction

Smelling alcohol on an employee’s breath at 9 a.m. is a clear sign that the individual may have a problem. Other signs of active use or addiction may not be as apparent. Some drugs present symptoms during active use, including dilated pupils, rapid breathing, tremors, or decreased movement. Drugs used intravenously, such as heroin, can also result in the appearance of track marks.


If you suspect that an employee is struggling with addiction, it’s time to get them help. At Banyan Detox Stuart, we are a Joint Commission Accredited resource for effective addiction treatment in Stuart. We offer industry-specific treatment plans with customized approaches to detox. Call us at 888-280-4763 today to learn more about the detox process.

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Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.