Substance use and abuse in the workplace affects EVERYONE in our industry. Learn more about recognizing the signs and how to help yourself or a colleague. Taking just one hour to learn more can save lives by allowing you to say the right thing – or point someone to the right resources. Hear about the signs of use and the long-term effects, how to talk with someone you are concerned about, coping skills, and what you can do if you are concerned about a friend or co-worker, someone you report to, or someone who reports to you. Presented by members of the BTS Substance Use Task Group.
Many entertainment industry professionals have felt concerned about themselves over time. We know what it’s like to work hard, and play hard. We have used substances like alcohol to de-stress, celebrate, take the edge off. And, over time, we can find our work and play lives colliding. We can find our celebrations lasting longer and our parties affecting our work days. We may become concerned about whether our substance use, or that of someone we know, is normal or not.
It’s normal and healthy to be interested, open and concerned about your alcohol and substance use
Problem drinking and drug use can remove happiness from our lives. It also affects those around us; co-workers, loved ones, friends, and can cause unsafe situations at work. But, there is a solution. Whether you’re concerned about your own use, or that of a co-worker, friend, or family member, your colleagues at BTS have compiled resources to assist you in finding options.
There is a solution
There is plenty of good news. Thousands of us who work in entertainment have risen to these challenges and have been able to reclaim our self-esteem, continue to work in our industry, and enjoy a sense of well-being. Please click on the buttons below that apply: