Employee Assistance Program for Addiction
Unfortunately, it’s not unusual for employees within a workplace to struggle with substance abuse, addiction, or other personal challenges. Substance dependency can greatly hinder a person’s job performance, even if the substance abuse does not occur within work hours.
Sooner or later, the addiction can affect the body and/or mind of the person, lowering the quality of their work, increasing absenteeism and could become a potential safety risk.
If a person struggling with addiction finds it hard to get to maintain performance or be able to function at an acceptable level after alcohol or drug consumption, he/she should be encouraged to consider addiction rehab options before their addiction gets worse.
At Foundations, we offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) a treatment option for employees who deal with addiction and other issues that impair their job performance. These programs also help promote a safe and productive work environment for managers.
Companies often provide an Employee Assistance benefit to employees. If employees seek help, this can lead to better attendance and productivity, improving the bottom line and work environment for everyone.
EAPs typically include counseling, referrals and resources for both managers and employees in areas such as work place relations, legal, financial, behavioral and substance abuse issues. The EAP can provide managers with the tools needed to confront employees and encourage them to seek help.
In case an employee has to miss work to receive treatment, the EAP can prepare them to transition back to work.