East Coast Recovery would like to welcome you to Addiction Treatment For Professionals. This is where you will find information about what we do and how we can help facilitate rehabilitation in the work place. We currently work with organisations across the country providing rehabilitation for employees who are currently suffering from addiction and/or alcoholism. As an organisation you may already have an existing policy in place or it might be in future plans to do so. Please be aware that East Coast Recovery RESPECT CONFIDENTIALITY, and the organisations we work with will not be discussed outside of the business, however we can publish that we also work with several Borough Councils and pride ourselves on the business relationships we have formed cross sectors.

Productivity and alcohol don’t mix

Alcohol consumption in or out of the work place can lead to a loss in productivity. This can be gradual as the condition worsens, or be seen instantly. In terms of how this effects other colleagues there will inevitably be a build up of resentment as the work load is “carried” by others, this will then lead to poor performance in the whole department. There are currently no precise numbers available on accidents caused by an employee under the influence in the workplace, however it is a known fact that alcohol affects various aspects of day to day performance such as;

  • Delayed reflex
  • Poor Judgment
  • Physical co-ordination can be erratic
  • One may lose their inhibitions which could be detrimental to customer contact as the employee in question may not be displaying obvious signs of drinking.

Drinking any amount before or during working hours can have a direct impact on company and compromise the Health and Safety of themselves and the people around them.

A Message from Janie our CQC Registered Manager

From a corporate background myself I know how important each member of your team is, from the cleaner to directors and all in between, absence and sickness can cause disruption as well as affect performance and productivity. This can be costly to your business.

Employers have a legal responsibility to look after employees’ wellbeing, health and safety. As a good employer I am sure you will want to help your employees. In some cases, alcohol or drug misuse may be used to help cope with work-related stress, if there is a problem with alcohol or drug misuse in your team, we will be able help.

East Coast Recovery can provide high level addiction treatment in our residential homes, and help employee’s on their road to recovery and back to work. CQC registered, we consistently meet the high standards expected of us and our success rates are exceptional. Our extraordinary team consists of 25 members with 20 being in recovery, which makes them absolute experts in helping others with their addiction.

We pride ourselves in the treatment we provide and I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication the whole team devote to making East Coast Recovery the success it is. If you would like any further information, then please contact the team for a confidential chat.

Why Choose East Coast Recovery

  • CQC registered facility
  • Service Level Agreement’s for each employer we work with
  • 100% Confidentiality
  • Have a proven track record with councils and private companies
  • A well-established multi Award Winning Treatment Centre with a cutting edge treatment programme
  • Detoxification overseen by GP practice and Nurse Practitioner in accordance with nice guidelines
  • One of the highest Ratio’s of staff to clients in the UK allowing a high level of care
  • High Successful Outcomes, over 79% success rate (on long term treatment also)
  • We have a great team of addiction specialists trained in 12 Step, CBT, NLP and Neuroscience Therapy, mindfulness groups, Art groups.
  • Our staff have over 100 years combined Addiction/Recovery Experience
  • Our Managing Director is 27 years in recovery and one of the most experienced rehab directors in the UK
  • Our Therapeutic & Interventions Manager has over 20 years’ experience of addiction treatment and group facilitation
  • Person centred/ Humanistic Therapy available

The Cost Of Recruitment vs The Cost Of Rehabilitation

According to a report by Oxford Economics it has been revealed that employers can pay up to £30,614 to replace an employee. The report discusses that organisations see significant financial costings’ due to the loss output, i.e the time it takes for the new employee to become up to speed and reach their peak productivity level. The report further discusses that it takes the average employee seven months to reach optimum productivity, the added cost to this is £25,181 which is by far the biggest financial factor.

Other factors that are discussed within the report were the logistical costings, expenses in this category include:

  • Hiring temporary staff £3,618
  • Managers taking time to interview prospective employees £767
  • Recruitment agency fees £1000-£4000
  • Advertising costs £398
  • HR processing costs £196

Employers find this a difficult subject area, faced with doing the right thing morally. There are a few things to consider, does the employer invest in their people or relinquish association with someone that is suffering from an illness?. There is a misconception that “addicts” choose their path however if an employee was to approach their employer with a mental health condition that is common of understanding, then would the same view point be taken?. As humans we hide away from what we don’t understand or from what we fear. This is instinct and by removing ourselves from a situation often seems the right thing to do, however when we apply a thought process being a supportive influence is another option.

At East Coast Recovery we work with employers, to help employees address their substance and alcohol abuse in a safe and positive environment. We provide bespoke service level agreements to outline the service standards offered. We welcome employers the opportunity to speak with our specialist team to help understand neuroscience and why an individual is behaving the way they are. The cost of rehabilitation can prove financially beneficial and also empowering knowing that the duty of care has been executed

Who Are ECR

East Coast Recovery Centre is an award winning, high quality and cost effective private health care company that provides outstanding  care and treatment to those vulnerable adults recovering from addiction / alcoholism. Our and treatment is delivered through a “hub and spoke” model that utilises our beautiful treatment centre and stunning Victorian guest houses. We also offer the opportunity for service users to stay elsewhere in the community if seen as a therapeutic benefit for their recovery.

We provide a variety of health, medical, behavioral, and psychological health functions at our treatment facility. Our client population suffer a variety of issues that may include previous chemical addiction such a drug abuse or excessive drinking, process addictions to food or self damaging behaviors, trauma, stress and difficulty in maintaining healthy relationships. We promote and encourage recovery through the 12 steps and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We believe that vulnerable people with whom we work can change their lives given the opportunity to recover in a safe and supportive environment in which they experience unconditional positive regard. In short our mission is to provide addiction treatment, promote recover and well being and for all to learn to live life on life’s terms in a caring and holistic environment. We promote recovery by meeting best practices on evidence based treatments and services


East Coast Recovery are pleased to announce that we have secured a further contract and will be providing residential treatment for a new Borough Council. This is recognition of the 1st class care our clients receive, and we look forward to providing continuous treatment for both existing and new clients.

When Is alcohol a problem

According to government guidelines adults who drink alcohol should have no more than 14 units per week. In context this would be:

  • 14 single measures of spirits (ABV 37.5%); seven pints of average-strength (4%) lager; nine and one-third 125ml glasses of average-strength (12%) wine; seven 175ml glasses of average-strength (12%) wine; four and two-thirds 250ml glasses of average-strength (12%) wine.

The guidelines also suggest that 14 units should be spread across a week, given the unit breakdown it is easy to consume more. Drinking alcohol on a regular basis can cause the body to become less tolerant .i.e the more alcohol consumed means the individual requires more to become satisfied and will begin to crave more, this creates a heightened risk of dependency.

When somebody becomes physically dependent, there is a reliance meaning that substance is needed to feel comfortable. If the body does not get what is requires then symptoms may be developed, e.g. headaches, vomiting, nausea, mood swings, sweating and diarrhoea. It is important to say that even if there is a physical dependency it does not necessarily mean that there is an addiction. The addiction takes place when there is a loss of control and how this affects daily life.

Testimonial – A Funders Thoughts

“Over the last 12 months I have had the pleasure and honour of working with East Coast Recovery, in Lowestoft and their staff.  I have found their staff to be professional and supportive in their approach with other professionals and clients and the dedication they show to recovery is second to none.   I have referred 2 clients from the boroughs IOM programme who had long term substance misuse and offending behaviour and were both finding it difficult to address, manage and maintain total abstinence.  East Coast Recovery have supported these clients to address their past behaviour and thinking to achieve abstinence and fulfil their potential.

The team at East Coast Recovery have been outstanding and the 100% success rate clearly shows that they give the clients the compassion and support they need to aid them in their recovery.”

What can alcohol abuse lead to in the workplace?

  • Poor performance / lack of attention to detail
  • Lateness and absenteeism
  • Safety concerns for the employee and those around
  • Team moral may drop as others have to take on more tasks to compensate poor productivity
  • Brand damaging especially in a customer contact role

Did you know

Alcohol is estimated to cause 3-5% of absence in the work place. It is estimated that 8 million days are lost due to alcohol year on year. How much is alcohol related absence costing your business?

Testimonial – A Funders Thoughts

“I cannot stress to you how impressed I was with the boys feedback.  Everything was so positive, it is really unusual for me to visit clients and not hear any negatives at all.  They both said the groups are amazing, they come out of them ‘blown away’ and I can see such a difference in their own understanding of how their addictions have affected them and their lives/emotions/reactions etc.  Gary said that his psychotherapist  was fantastic and had already helped him so much with his past trauma.  They were both so positive and passionate about their recovery and the 12 step program and the difference in them was incredible.  They both talked about how effective the night time inventory is and how it has helped them to reflect on their own actions and thinking not only of themselves but towards others etc.  And they both said the food was amazing!  Thank you for accommodating me and sorry again that I was so early!”

Questions for Martin

Martin is our Business Development & Marketing Manager who would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the services we offer. For a confidential chat please contact Martin in the first instance.

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