Dr Mike McCann describes the role of Occupational Health Professionals as "a fine balance between the employee and the company or the manager."
Many occupational health professionals will refer an employee to their GP who has access to local alcohol and drug teams, another option is to refer them directly to the experts in an alcohol and drug rehab clinic.
"Addiction specialists are a very rare breed... It is important to get the right people assessing the individual, the degree of their addiction and then channelling them into the right type of treatment. Alcohol and drug problems are a medical problem."
Dr Mike McCann is an Occupational Health Physician based in London and is a director of Castle Craig rehab clinic, Scotland.
For more information on addiction at the workplace, please visit: executive-rehab-guide.co.uk/, an online guide published by Castle Craig Hospital, one of the UK’s leading alcohol and drug addiction rehab clinics.