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Employers and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Employers and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Patron And Leader ConceptImpaired employees cost Houston-area businesses millions of dollars annually in lost productivity, absenteeism, and accidents.  When employees are struggling with substance-related issues and are seeking help, they often go to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by their employer.

The EAP is expected to make a referral and communicate with the addiction treatment provider and document the employee’s progress in recovery. This can be a daunting task when you have an unresponsive provider, or an employee who is thwarting direct communication. EAPs and treatment providers need to be on the same team in order to provide quality care and accountability to the client while offering safety to the sponsoring company. Having a treatment provider that is fluent in working with an EAP or Human Resources department can make the process much smoother for everyone involved.

Good care means that the client’s needs are met, the referring company’s needs are met, and that a cohesive documented plan is in place to ensure the safety of everyone.

Contact us to see how we may be able to help your employees.