EMPLOYERS

WHY SBIRT IN THE WORKPLACE

Risky substance use is a factor in all aspects of health and wellness—and work. Costs from risky substance use by employees can be measured in absenteeism, injuries, health insurance claims, loss of productivity and employee morale.

Employees who use alcohol at risky levels (according to NCADI)
-Are far less productive
-Use three times as many sick days
-Are more likely to injure themselves or someone else
-Are five times more likely to file worker’s compensation claims

SBIRT WORKS

  • Evidence-based approach to improving employees’ health and lives
  • Screening for alcohol ranks fourth in a ranking of screening effectiveness in preventing disease and saving costs—ahead of screening for hypertension, high cholesterol and cancers
  • Proven to be particularly effective at motivating individuals to change their behavior
  • The Affordable Care Act includes substance use disorders as “one of the ten elements of essential health benefits” stressing the cost benefit of SBIRT

 

View informational videos of SBIRT in EAPs.

 

(NCADI—National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information)