Archive February 2013 XIV, No. 2

Staffing - Do You Have an Addict on Staff?

How to deal with suspected alcohol and substance abuse.

Lisa Moschkau

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— SECRET LIFE Even your most trusted employees could fall victim to substance abuse.

Have you ever smelled alcohol on the breath of an employee or been unable to explain away erratic behavior as a string of bad days? Those are the red flags of alcohol or substance abuse that jeopardize staff and patient safety. Here's how to address the situation.

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