Drug and alcohol support vital


Workplace drug and alcohol support is a vital aspect of any drug and alcohol management plan. But for many businesses, providing the support required to help their workers who present with issues relating to drugs or alcohol can be difficult.

Thankfully, if your business is located in or around the Melbourne area, drug and alcohol support is on hand with First Step.

First Step is a not-for-profit organisation that helps people overcome not just drug and alcohol abuse, but also the associated health and social issues. First Step provides specialised medical care delivered by doctors, mental health workers, psychologists and social workers in the one place, in essence providing a one-stop-shop for drug and alcohol support.

For people living with addiction and substance abuse issues, First Step provides the support and resources to allow them to get their lives back on track.

First Step’s services come at no cost for patients, thanks to Medicare rebates and the generous support of corporations and philanthropists.

Drug and alcohol support for employers too

For employers, First Step also provides an important service. It’s a place where businesses can direct employees who are having trouble with drug or alcohol issues, rather than trying to deal with the issues in-house. It’s a place where you can trust that your employees will be well supported, in an holistic approach. And it’s a place where the business needs will also be understood.

So, if you have an employee who needs drug and alcohol support, contact First Step on 03 9537 3177 or go to First Step’s website to find out more.

Integrity Sampling is proud supporter of First Step.


First Step is holding an event on 28th March titled ‘Substance Use and Mental Health in the Workplace – Why Early Intervention is Good for Business’. The event will feature guest speakers Tim Costello and Paul Little. It will be held on Tuesday April 12, 4.30pm for a 5pm start, at the Lecture Theatre, St Vincent’s Hospital, 59 Victoria Parade in Fitzroy. Cost is just $20 and all proceeds go to First Step.

Seats are limited and bookings close by 28 March. Please click here to book. See the First Step website for further information.

First Step is a not-for-profit organisation that provides drug and alcohol support

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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