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EAPA is accepting proposals for webinars

EAPA is accepting proposals for webinars to be presented in 2019. The purpose of these EAPA webinars is to promote, enhance and deliver best practices for Employee Assistance professionals in leadership, labor and service provision roles, as well as to develop a dialogue with the various HR, business, labor, treatment and educational communities that interact… Read More


5 Emotionally Intelligent HR Policies

Your Work Culture Will Suffer Without by Harvey Deutschendorf  Intelligent HR Policies are critical in a company emotional crisis.  Recently we were shocked by the suicide of celebrity chef, author and host of popular CNN Series Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain.  The way CNN handled the loss is a master lesson on emotional intelligence in the workplace…. Read More


Remain calm and civil to keep workplace violence in check

By Jack McCalmon May 7, 2018 A South Carolina Taco Bell employee threw a hot burrito at his supervisor, hitting her in the arm and leaving melting cheese on her body. Workplace violence. The employee was upset because he was assigned to work the morning shift. Other employees were telling the upset employee to stop… Read More


Nevada’s death rate from methamphetamine, highest in nation

This article appeared in the Las Vegas Review Journal on March 30, 2018 By Jessie Bekker / Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada’s methamphetamine death rate is highest in the nation and will soon eclipse the state’s prescription opioid death rate if current trends continue, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…. Read More


Health, productivity improve after EAP counseling

EAP counseling have been a “benefit in the background” in many workplaces. They aren’t typically marketed to employees the way other benefits are, but are available if employees want psychological counseling or a resource for financial or legal assistance. Unfortunately, that lack of marketing often works against them. If employees aren’t taught or told about… Read More


The FDA Is Going After Fake Opioid Addiction Cures

The FDA Is Going After Fake Opioid Addiction Cures. January 30, 2018 Ed Cara – Science writer at Gizmodo and pug aficionado elsewhere  Email Twitter Posts Whenever tragedy rears its head, it’s an inescapable fact that grifters will come around looking for their next victims. The opioid crisis is sadly no exception. Companies with  fake opioid addiction cures, marketing… Read More


Trump Administration Halts Program That Evaluates Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Therapies

The Trump administration has abruptly halted work on a highly regarded program to help physicians, families, and others separate effective “evidence-based” treatments for substance abuse and behavioral health problems from worthless interventions. The initiative was terminated without any replacement offerings set up in its place The program, called the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and… Read More


EAPs Correlate to Positive Outcomes

For the past several years for EAPs, the steady drumbeat of corporate wellness stories has sounded a uniform theme: corporate wellness/employee assistance programs do not yield a quantifiable return on investment. Yet, employer spending on wellness and EAPs continues to increase: $693 was spent per employee on wellness-based incentives in 2015, up from $594 in… Read More


5 Steps Businesses Can Take to Curb Opioid Abuse

  EAP’s Can Assist Employers – Opioid Abuse Opioid abuse is become more common in the workplace.  A new survey by the National Safety Council taken last month revealed that 70 percent of businesses say that prescription drug use – particularly use of opioids painkillers – has affected their business. According to the CDC, 91 people… Read More


Police Suicide — And The Solutions

Police Suicide— And The Solutions – By Andy O’Hara Reprint From       As of the end of the first quarter of 2017, 29 police officers have died of police suicide. Nationwide, an initial but significant increase in police suicide over the same period last year.  These are just the ones we know of and are… Read More