EAPs are designed to help with any problems that affect the quality of an employee's job performance. For example:
Abuse of alcohol and other drugs wastes dollars as well as lives. Some facts you should know:
Chemical Dependency is a Disease -- Addiction to alcohol or other drugs is an illness not a moral weakness. It is cause for concern, however, whenever substance abuse affects the safety of the workplace or a person's job performance (or other aspects of the employee's life)
It is Treatable -- Addiction to alcohol or other drugs can be treated. If you have a problem, the EAP is willing and able to help. Remember: admitting a problem is the first step to overcoming it.
Severe tension or depression brought on by divorce, separation, the death of a loved one or other losses can affect an employee's job effectiveness. The EAP can put you in touch with a person, agency, or treatment center that can help.
Financial problems can take up valuable time and energy. The EAP can link you with financial counselors who can help.
Marriage and Family Problems
Conflict with a spouse or children can interfere with home and work life. Families often resist going outside the home for help, but skilled counselors can help you with family problems. (Your immediate family is also eligible to receive help through your EAP.)
Health Management Issues
Serious health problems can sap productivity. The EAP can help you find the care needed to cope with health-related issues.
Other Personal Issues
The EAP can direct you to sources of help for a variety of other problems as well, such as legal issues, job stress, gambling or eating disorders.