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 the mind of the person, lowering the quality of their work, increasing absenteeism, and posing a potential safety risk.
If an employee who is struggling with addiction finds it hard to maintain performance or to function at an acceptable level after alcohol or drug consumption, he/she should be encouraged to consider addiction treatment options before the addiction gets worse.
At Foundations Wellness Center, we offer Employee Assistance Programs. EAPs are 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 and all employees.
Companies often provide an Employee Assistance Program benefit to their employees. If employees seek help, it 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 workplace 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 the event that an employee has to miss work to receive treatment, the EAP can also prepare these employees to successfully transition back to the work environment.