3 things employers should know about substance dependence

Human rights-based approach important first step in addressing issue
By Rebecca Gowan
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2017
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It is time to get this right. Substance dependence is common and the stakes are high — too high to allow stigma and discrimination to continue to stop people from either coming forward for help or supporting recovery. A human rights-based approach to addressing substance dependence in the workplace is an important step in getting this right for everyone.

Here are three things employers should know when it comes to substance dependence:

Substance dependence affects everyone