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Employee Assistance

Employee Assistance 



Employee Assistance


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.

Employee Assistance

One in seven people in the U.S. workforce have a dependence on drugs or alcohol. Be the employer that steps up to provide the help they need

Loss of an employee due to substance abuse affects productivity as well as your bottom-line. Then, there’s the negative impact on company culture that can derail personnel morale. With our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), saving the life of one employee makes a positive statement about who you are and what you stand for.

Benefits Of Employee Assistance Programs

Helps employees overcome addiction as well as mental health disorders

Provides managers with the tools needed to encourage employees to seek help

Offers guidance for substance use disorder arising from financial problems, legal troubles, and workplace conflicts

Improves the bottom line and reduces the costs of running a business

Provides assistance with accessing drug treatment services

Provides assistance with accessing drug treatment services

Contributes to less absenteeism and better productivity

Prepares the affected employee to transition back to work

Employment Assistance Programs Assessment

The process varies from employer to employer. It may begin with a supervisor referring an employee who is battling some type of addiction or abuse to the Employee Assistance Program. The EAP counselor can then refer the individual to a program like that offered at Foundations Wellness.

An Employee Assistance Program fulfills three main roles within a company:

  •  Employee education and training
  • Confidential employee record-keeping
  •  Assistance with accessing drug treatment services

Before treatment begins, employees may go through an assessment and/or counseling sessions to determine their particular treatment needs. Once the needs are determined, the EAP counselors can provide a referral to a drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility like Foundations Wellness Center. If necessary, the employee can take advantage of FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) or short-term disability benefits in order to receive proper treatment.

The program at Foundations Wellness is available to EAPs to help employees overcome alcohol or drug abuse as well as mental health disorders, domestic violence, and stress-related conditions. Our program also offers guidance for substance abuse and mental ailments arising from financial problems, legal trouble, workplace conflicts, and workplace restructuring.

Substance Abuse in the Workplace

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, about three quarters of Americans who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction are currently employed. Eventually, employees with substance abuse issues may start to behave detrimentally at the workplace. Some of the most common behaviors include:

  • Being late to work repeatedly
  • Missed work days
  • Drops in productivity
  • Higher chance of suffering a workplace accident
  • Frequent job changes

Costs of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

According to the National Business Group on Health, alcohol and drug abuse costs employers an estimated $364 billion annually, which is more than the combined costs of treating cancer and diabetes conditions. Some of the effects that addiction has on employer-related costs include:

  • Reduced business earnings due to decreased work productivity
  • Criminal activities, such as stealing supplies or money
  • Higher number of medical claim filings
  • Higher number of workers’ compensation claims

Frequently Asked Questions

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If you’re considering addiction treatment or know someone who needs help, review our most frequently asked questions to find the answers that inform and provide essential peace of mind.

Is your program accredited?

Yes, we are licensed by Florida Department of Children and Families and are accredited by and exceed the standards set forth by the Joint Commission Accredited Health Organization (JACHO), which is the gold standard of treatment. We are also associated with the Better Business Bureau as well as Police Community Partners.

How long does treatment last?

Our continuum of care traditionally runs from 30 to 120 days up to six months, depending on the needs of the client. Our alumni program offers ongoing client support.

Do you treat dual diagnosis?

Yes, through psychiatric evaluation and assessment you will be treated by highly qualified addiction clinicians and with a collegial, team approach.

What happens after employees complete treatment?

We have a transitional step-down process that allows clients to gradually step back into the world. Clients are also supported through integral phases of early recovery milestones, with alumni check-in support and access to therapists long after their stays here.

Experience Recovery in All Areas of Your Life at Foundations Wellness Center.

Continued Path To Recovery

Once enrolling in our drug and alcohol rehab program, clients are expected to be committed to focusing on sobriety. Clients receive our full support and additional assistance every step of the way. Each day, clients will gain vital tools to help them progress, and, within 120 days in most cases, they will be ready to gain independent living

This content was written by: Justin Baksh, LMHC, MCAP, Chief Clinical Officer

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