• Annotated Bibliography of Harrison Trice's Works

      Trice, Harrison Miller, 1920- (2017-11-01)
    • The Cannabis Conundrum: What are Workers' Rights?

      Greer, Kathleen (Arizent, 2019-08-09)
      The legalization of cannabis across the country presents uncharted territory for many companies. HR departments are tasked with meeting the challenges associated with new laws related to random drug and pre-employment testing, as well as a host of cultural issues. Organizations are also collaborating with EAP providers on what seems to be a moving target. Meanwhile, EAPs themselves struggle to balance the healing potential of medicinal cannabis with its addictive properties and unclear side effects. This article tackles challenging issues that arise in the workplace.
    • Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP): How to Help

      Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) (2020-05-15)
      This video, created by the Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) provides a brief overview of how coworkers and family members can be supportive to individuals who might be struggling with alcohol or other drug use. Information about the well-known, FADAP peer assistance program, is summarized.
    • Hidden Hazards: The Business Response to Addictions in the Workplace

      Attridge, Mark; Wallace, Scott, Ph.D. (Human Solutions, 2009-07)
      The 2009 annual report tackles some of the myths and long-held beliefs about addictions and their impact on workplaces across Canada. We distill the key findings concerning addictions and present these in a manner that can lead to a clear understanding of the issues for HR/Benefits practitioners and other business leaders interested in contributing to building a healthy and safe workplace. In the tradition of previous reports, we review numerous empirical studies with an emphasis on Canadian data when available. We offer this report to our customers and other key stakeholders in an effort to bring the most current and empirically validated perspectives to this very important issue. Our hope is that this report will assist you by summarizing key elements on addictions which may prompt you to take action such as creating or updating a substance use policy, initiating an awareness campaign at all levels of your organization, or providing information about available support services.
    • The Impact of Behavioral Screening and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -like Interventions on Health Outcomes and Estimated Expenditures in a Community Healthcare Clinic Setting and an Employment Setting

      Attridge, Mark; Dickens, Steven P. (Invest Centers for Employee Wellbeing, 2015-12)
      There is considerable evidence that employee assistance programs (EAPs) mitigate stress levels associated with common life struggles, which if unaddressed, may lead to chronic stress and disease (Attridge, 2012). There is also good evidence that Behavioral Screening and Intervention (BSI) programs, that screen and treat individuals for depression, substance use, and smoking improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare expenditures (Babor, McRee, Kassebaum Grimaldi, Ahmed, & Bray, 2007; Bray, Zarkin, Davis, Mitra, Higgins-Biddle, & Babor, 2007; Saitz, Saitz, Larson, LaBelle, Richardson, & Samet, 2008). We hypothesized that a hybrid model that combined EAP services with BSI would produce substantial positive health outcomes and reduce healthcare cost expenditures. We further hypothesized that such an approach would work equally well with patients in a community health center and employees at a workplace. The goal of this project was to demonstrate that these efforts could be carried out successfully in both settings and to either confirm or refute the hypothesis that such interventions would improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare expenditures. The results of our research confirmed both hypotheses. Our short-term interventions resulted in profound improvements in multiple health outcome indicators, and these improvements were sustained over time. These outcomes were achieved in both settings. Outcomes included significant reductions in depression, smoking behavior, alcohol use, drug use and increased exercise and report of overall wellbeing. As we demonstrate in this report, the improvements in health outcomes observed, coupled with studies that clearly link and quantify the relationship between such improvements and reduced healthcare costs, enable us to project specific healthcare cost savings that will result from these interventions.
    • Panel on Employee Assistance Program

      Harper, Samuel B.; Bennett, G. Kenneth; Blanchet, Anthony; Knox, A. E. Hertzler; Martin, Robert H., M.D. (Bond Press, Inc., 1977)
      This panel discussion focuses on the need for Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) with a focus on alcohol and drug use and recovery / rehabilitation options for workers. The panel reviews the critical role of the supervisor working with EAPs and the broad problem areas that EAPs help employees and workplaces to address.
    • A Quality Improvement and Outcomes Initiative

      Stidsen, Andrea; Menco, Henrietta; Attridge, Mark (2018-10)