Our approach


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that;

  • Substance misuse costs UK employers approximately £2 billion annually in lost productivity, accidents, and sickness absence.
  • Up to 5% of workplace absences are caused by alcohol, with 17 million working days lost per year to alcohol related sickness.
  • 25% of workplace accidents and 50% of workplace fatalities involve alcohol.

For the workplace

The Aquarius Life service model involves offering workplaces;

Policy support and consultancy – Writing, reviewing, and implementing alcohol and drug policies. Supporting alcohol and drug amnesties when implementing new ways of working to ensure that people have a change to engage in support prior to any disciplinary processes/to prevent any issues arising in work.

We also support the implementation of drug testing programmes in collaboration with providers of these services.

Training, workshops and webinars – Educating people about alcohol, drugs, and gambling issues and how they impact the user, the people around them and society more widely.

Providing key roles with the skills to support people in the workplace (General staff, Management, HR, Occupational Health, and other support services).

Support – Providing 1:1 and group support programmes for people with issues to help them to recover and lead a fulfilling lives.

For the individual

We provide the knowledge and skills to help prevent issues from arising and to enable people to manage their own behaviours and support anyone experiencing issues.

Our work has always been based on the idea that drinking, drug use, or gambling is an act that someone does to gain, avoid or escape certain things. Behaviour is learned and maintained in the context of each person’s whole life – this means their family, employment, housing, biology, cultural background and other personal and social challenges.

Aquarius has always held the view that people can find their own solutions to their problems. We’re here to support people in their recovery journey in a way that’s right for them.

Our services are underpinned by cognitive behavioural approaches and methodologies.

Our support focuses on enabling people to understand and change their behaviour and thought processes, and ultimately achieve their recovery goals.

40 year’s experience

For over 40 years we have held the view that people have the ability to find their own solutions to their problems and that with the right support they can lead a fulfilling life.

37% of employees have admitted to taking alcohol or drugs to help deal with stress or pressure

Institute of Alcohol Studies

Research indicates that for every £1 invested in addiction treatment, there can be a return of up to £7 in reduced absenteeism and increased productivity (UKHSA – formerly Public Health England).