• EAP and COVID-19: Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in the COVID-19 Era: Support for Substance Abuse

      Attridge, Mark; Farley, Thomas; Marion, David; Cycenas, Joel (2020-05-12)
      Video - Presenters: Tom Farley (brother of SNL comedian Chris Farley), David Marion (certified intervention professional and life recovery coach) and Mark Attridge, PhD, MA (research consultant in EAP). Joel Cycenas from Hazelden Betty Ford is our host. We discuss the increased need for professional support for people at-risk for substance abuse or relapse in the current highly stressful COVID-19 era. Family stories and real life case examples are described. The role of employee assistance programs (EAP) is emphasized for one way to get practical support. EAPs are available at no cost to employees and family members as a benefit from most employers. Q&A at the end. Webinar delivered live on May 12, 2020. One hour.
    • EAPA's World EAP Conference 2008 - Earley Keynote

      Earley, Paul H. (2008-10-17)
      In this address, Dr. Paul Earley presents the neurophysiology of an important and often overlooked component of the recovery experience: Addiction Memory. When a patient begins the journey into recovery from an addiction of any kind, effective cravings management is critical for sustaining that recovery. Despite this fact, addiction treatment does not do enough to train addicts and alcoholics how to manage their cravings. Learn about the different sub-types of addiction cravings and new techniques for cravings management. This presentation provides a deeper understanding of how the experience of addiction entrains neural circuits to promote relapse and, most importantly, how to rewire the addicted brain to prevent relapse.
    • Focus On Recovery

      Cagney, Tamara (EAP Association, 2015)
      The adoption of recovery in recent years has signaled a dramatic shift in the expectation for positive outcomes for individuals who experience mental and/or substance use conditions.
    • Managing Recovery (with subtitles)

      Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) (Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP), 2020-05-15)
      This video provides an overview of relapse management and sustained recovery planning for flight attendants in recovery from alcohol or other drugs (AOD). Tips for making a plan for traveling and when exposed to substances as part of the job are described to help protect sobriety and develop a positive plan for managing recovery over time.
    • Medication Safety for Flight Attendants - FADAP

      Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) (2015-08-15)
      This video provides an overview of safety sensitive position requirements regarding medication safety for flight attendants. The video provides examples of how to talk to medical providers and how to avoid pitfalls of self medicating when in pain or having trouble with sleep. Strategies for safety medication management are discussed.
    • The Results of a Traditional Alcohol Intervention Approach with Alcohol Abusers in a Heavy Industry Setting in Russia

      Burgess, Kenneth M.; Lennox, Richard; Sharar, David A., 1961-; Shtoulman, Alexander (Taylor & Francis, 2015-03-15)
      Motivating alcohol abusers to enter treatment, comply with recommendations, and make significant changes in their behavior is no easy task. In the West, professionals learned the importance of motivation early on, and they learned it first from those recovering in Alcoholics Anonymous. Early occupational alcoholism programs used job performance and disciplinary steps to motivate problem drinkers to take action. The threat of job loss proved significant in breaking through denial and in motivating clients to begin a recovery process. This approach was incorporated into the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and EAP professionals have used job performance and disciplinary steps to motivate those with many types of personal issues. In the Russian Federation, no such history exists. This workplace-based alcohol intervention program is a first for Russia, and it uses the work performance approach successfully deployed in the West for many decades.