Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems, The George Washington University Medical Center
MetadataShow full item record
Other TitlesEmployee Assistance Programs: Workplace Opportunities for Intervening in Alcohol Problems
AbstractAs many as two-thirds of American companies offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) as a prepaid benefit to help workers with a wide variety of personal problems that may be having a negative effect on their job performance. EAPs, which grew out of occupational alcoholism programs, once focused primarily on alcohol problems but eventually expanded their focus to include mental health and other drug addiction problems. They now also commonly address “worklife” issues including financial and legal problems, childcare, eldercare and even career counseling. This has reduced the stigma of using an EAP and produced explosive growth in the past decade: more than 80 million Americans now have access to EAP services of some kind, a 247 percent increase since 1993.
DescriptionEnsuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems (Ensuring Solutions) at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC, seeks to increase access to treatment for individuals with alcohol problems. Working with policymakers, employers and concerned citizens, Ensuring Solutions provides research-based information and tools to help curb the avoidable health care and other costs associated with alcohol use and improve access to treatment for Americans who need it. Employee Assistance Programs: Workplace Opportunities for Intervening in Alcohol Problems was researched and written by Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems Research Scientist Jeffrey Hon.
SponsorsSupported by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Keywordalcoholism in the workplace
Employee assistance programs