Other TitlesEAPA's 2008 Annual World EAP Conference
Addiction Craving and Addiction Memory: Clearing a Path to Recovery
AbstractIn 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.
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Research Based Practices for Supporting Mental Health DisabilityAttridge, Mark; Wallace, Scott, Ph.D. (2011-10-12)This presentation offers evidence-based insights for understanding and managing return to work for employees on mental health disability leave. Two areas are addressed: Part 1. Understanding mental health disability, including facts on the prevalence and the impact of mental health problems in the workplace. A clinical profile of typical mental health disability cases and co-occurring addiction and physical health problems and Why a workplace-focused integrated care approach is more effective than standard approaches driven by medical providers and insurance claim managers. Part 2. Supporting mental health disability and making accommodations for return to work after treatment and preventing relapse.
Employee Views of Organizational Wellness and the EAP: Influence on Substance Use, Drinking Climates, and Policy AttitudesBennett, Joel B.; Lehman, Wayne E. K. (1997)This study examined the influence on substance use of organizational wellness and of attitudes toward the EAP. We developed the Organizational Wellness Scale (OWS) to assess perceptions of healthy (e.g., respectful) and addictive (e.g., workaholic) work climates. Employees from a municipal organization (N = 780) who scored high on the OWS reported less personal and co-worker substance use and enabling behaviors, and more favorable attitudes towards substance use policies. Results suggest that, beyond the influence of the EAP, work site health may effect both individual and work group substance use. Using the OWS, health service providers could benefit from monitoring the impact of organizational wellness on individual and work group health.
Able-Minded: Return to Work and Accommodations for Workers on Disability Leave for Mental DisordersAttridge, Mark; Wallace, Scott, Ph.D. (Human Solutions, 2010-07)The 2010 report brings the most current and empirically validated perspectives to this very important issue. Mental health disability is the fastest growing health-related disability in Canada, and has claimed this title for over 20 years. These cases can be complex but typically respond well to appropriate treatment, coordinated stakeholder actions, and employer and organization support. Our hope is that this report will assist employers by illuminating the many advances in this area in recent years, and help organizations to be proactive and/or respond effectively when the need arises.