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If I Come into Treatment Will I Lose My Job?

October 15, 2018

People who are employed and need Inpatient treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD) have an understandable fear of losing their job if they enter treatment.  For sure, there are no guarantees an employer won’t support such a decision and would choose to terminate one’s employment.   An important factor   influencing how an employer […]

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EAP Integration with Behavioral Health Risk Management

October 8, 2018

This column addresses the integration of EAPs with other workplace services. This particular article explores what employee assistance pro­viders can do to better manage the behavioral health risks of the workplaces they serve. Why Risk Management is Needed 1. A key reason for better managing behavioral health risks is simply because they are so common in […]

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10 Questions to Ask to Identify If Your Client or Patient Needs Treatment

October 2, 2018

  Deciding to seek treatment for an addiction is a challenging decision to make for many. In many cases, those who do enter a chemical dependency treatment program for drugs or alcohol do so as a result of a referral. Patients can be referred to a treatment program from several sources: a Human Resources Manager […]

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HR’s Vital Role in Managing Employee Substance Use Disorders

October 2, 2018

Substance use can negatively affect employers through issues such as lost productivity, absenteeism, workplace accidents and injuries, theft, low employee morale and increased illness and health care expenses.  HR professionals have important roles to play in managing employees with substance abuse problems, including developing substance abuse policies, training managers to recognize signs of substance abuse, […]

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What is Addiction?

September 24, 2018

What Addiction is: A primary, chronic, disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations, often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by continuous or periodic impaired control over use, preoccupation with use, use despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking – most notably denial.   Addiction is a primary disease.  Addiction is […]

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