Employee Assistance Program Services for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: Implications for Increased Identification and Engagement in Treatment
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Jacobson & Sacco 2012
AuthorFrey, Jodi J
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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AbstractThis study examined Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services use among a national probability sample of adults who have sought help for alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems during their lifetime. Data came from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC, 2001-2002). Among adults who sought any services for alcohol and/or drug-related problems (n=2272), 7.45% (n=166) reported using EAP services for these problems at some point during their lives. Major Depressive Disorder (lifetime), a drug use disorder (lifetime), and Black race/ethnicity were associated with a greater likelihood that someone would seek EAP services for help with their AOD problem. Results provide a foundation from which researchers can understand who uses EAP services for AOD problems. Additionally, health and mental health professionals should increase their knowledge of EAP services to improve collaboration and continuity of care for employees with AOD problems. EAPs are in a unique position to reach out to vulnerable employees in the workplace through alcohol and other mental health screening and work to engage troubled employees in treatment.
DescriptionThis is the accepted version of the following article: Jacobson, J., & Sacco, P. (2012). Employee Assistance Program Services for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: Implications for Increased Identification and Engagement in Treatment. American Journal on Addictions, 21(5), 468-475, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1521-0391.2012.00256.x/abstract
CitationJacobson, J., & Sacco, P. (2012). Employee Assistance Program Services for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: Implications for Increased Identification and Engagement in Treatment. American Journal on Addictions, 21(5), 468-475
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