The Journal of Employee Assistance

Investigates trends and developments affecting the workplace and workforce. The journal covers topics of legal and financial assistance programs and credentialing of employee programs.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 3, July

Evaluation of a Peer Support Program to Reduce Substance Abuse within a Large Manufacturing Company
ABSTRACT Substance abuse in the workforce represents a significant problem for employers and employees. One promising prevention and early intervention strategy is a peer support program. This paper describes a prospective cohort study designed...
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Forming Effective Alliances with IPPs: By Working Closely with Impaired Professional Programs, EAPs Can Help Health Care Practitioners Receive the Substance Abuse Treatment They Need, Thus Improving the Care Their Patients Receive
Nancy Smith, a nurse, completed the substance abuse treatment program to which her employee assistance program (EAP) had referred her six months earlier. It was now time for her to renew her nursing license. She completed her renewal application and...
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Gender Discrimination in Employee Assistance? Although EAPs Often Help Employers and Employees Address Gender Discrimination Issues, It Is Debatable Whether the Industry Is Better Than Many Other Professions in Opening Doors for Women Leaders
A woman in the United States can take advantage of an astounding array of vocational opportunities. She may seek employment as a television producer, frantically organizing stories for the evening news. She can progress through the ranks of a law firm...
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Our Foundation and Our Opportunity
Any discussion of the employee assistance industry and its impact on the workplace must begin with substance abuse, particularly alcohol addiction. The development and proliferation of EAPs coincided with employers' growing interest in reducing the...
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Presenteeism: Taking an Integrated Approach: By Integrating the Efforts of Disability Management and Employee Assistance Programs, Employers Can Form a Solid Foundation for an Early-Return-to-Work Program That Reduces the Impact of Presenteeism
A supervisor notices that a valuable longtime employee has missed several project deadlines, appears distracted, and has begun arriving late to work and leaving early. Another employee, recently diagnosed with diabetes, has returned to work after taking...
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Pursuing Optimal Health in Recovery: EA Professionals Can Help Addicted Clients Minimize the Risk of Relapse by Promoting Wellness-Oriented Behaviors and Encouraging Them to Pursue Their Purpose in Life
Employee assistance professionals are fully aware that alcoholism and drug addiction are deadly diseases with devastating consequences. They are also intimately familiar with the fact that alcoholics and addicts whose diseases go untreated eventually...
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SAP Services: A Natural Extension of EAPs: Providing Substance Abuse Professional Services Can Make EA Professionals Better Aware of the Trends and Treatments in the Substance Abuse Area and Increase Their Value to Employers and Employees Alike
The provision of substance abuse professional (SAP) services is an ideal growth opportunity for a "best practice" employee assistance program. SAP services are, after all, a natural extension of what our profession has been doing since its inception...
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Staying Proactive
As I meet with employee assistance professionals, I am often asked about the future of the employee assistance profession--not just what direction our future will take, but whether we even have a future. My answer is always a resounding yes! Why am...
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Substance Abuse and EAPS: An Essential Best Practice
In their March 1985 landmark article in The ALMACAN titled "The Core Technology of Employee Assistance Programs," Paul Roman and Terry Blum identified alcohol problems as "the program focus with the most significant promise for producing recovery and...
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The Changing Focus in Australia: Involving an EAP and Mandating Referral, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Were Key to the Approval of a Drug Testing Program Proposed by One of Australia's Largest Employers
The nature of work has long been associated with the use and abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs. Workplaces associated with high stress, job insecurity, long hours, and isolation (or combinations of these factors) are seen as prime catalysts for substance...
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