What is group dissociation? Well, it is basically the act of separating yourself, gradually or quickly, from a group of people with whom you are often associated. When someone wishes to isolate themselves from a church group or from a group of friends, this can be known as group dissociation. It is also a good term to describe someone who steadfastly refuses to mingle with a crowd, but sits on the edge of the scene watching everything or occupying themselves otherwise, but not engaging with anyone.
Group dissociation is typically a negative term. If you have an employee who is abusing drugs or alcohol, they may dissociate themselves from the group of coworkers and therefore isolate themselves from the most productive and the highest paid of the working environment. It is a part of typical of these individuals to continue isolating themselves until they have no one left and just leave the job out of frustration. We all need people in some kind of context.
Typically, group dissociation is negative, but there are times when it can be positive. Political protest against an oppressive regime, refusing to fit into a group of people who are abusing substances and themselves, thus destroying their futures, and many other examples. This is also a situation where people may find it more enjoyable to just sit by themselves and reflect.
For those of your employees who are a part of their group, they can easily be influenced by workers who abuse drugs and alcohol at their workplace. Therefore, it is important that you know about this if it should occur. That is the reason for using onsite saliva collection and other forms of onsite drug and alcohol testing. Mediscreen is particularly proud of being NATA accredited for medical testing. We know how important it is that you have all of the resources you need at your disposal. If you would like to sign up for regular drug and alcohol testing, all you have to do is visit our website or give us a call. Mediscreen is in the business of helping businesses become stronger and healthier over time: (+61) 1300 79 70 40.