Annum Featured in SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
Annum Health was recently featured in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its employee benefit solution. The article also references Annum's nationally-commissioned survey, which explores the impact of alcohol in the workplace and its impact on employee productivity.
The article, titled "Time for New Approaches to Employee Substance Abuse and Addiction?" authored by Joanne Sammer, discusses the extent addiction and substance abuse can limit the pool of applicants for a job, increase health care costs and hurt employee productivity. Sammer discusses how employers can help support their employees with recovery-support benefits. She also reviews and includes support options, including Annum:
"Most companies have yet to offer effective alcohol-abuse treatment options, although an estimated $82 billion in workplace productivity is lost annually because of workers' heavy drinking.
A recent survey by Annum Health, a provider of counseling and treatment for alcohol abuse, found that among a representative sample of 1,000 full-time employees:
- 17 percent said they have a co-worker whose drinking habits have affected their ability to do their job well.
- 12 percent helped with a co-worker's job responsibilities because of their alcohol use.
Treatment programs such as Annum's, which may be covered by group health insurance plans, include a personal coach, a physician, and a licensed therapist who work with patients to help set and maintain goals for modifying the behavior of those who drink heavily."