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Employee Assistance Program for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

Keeping up with the demands of a high-accountability job can be stressful.

Amid all of your responsibilities on the job and at home, substance use might have entered the equation – either to de-stress at the end of the day or to keep your motor running so you can juggle 1,000 things at once.

If you’ve found yourself in this type of scenario, we understand where you’re coming from. It happens to the best of us. But the good news is you’re not alone in this struggle, and there’s a way out of this bind you’re in.

Your employer is federally mandated to provide an employee assistance program (for drug rehabilitation and other purposes). Continue reading to learn how Harmony Place in Los Angeles County helps working professionals like you break free from drugs and alcohol and return to their profession in better health and ready to perform at peak level again.

Who is it For?

Professionals Need Addiction Treatment Support Too

A common misperception is that addicts are out of work and either homeless or bouncing from home to home. However, to SAMHSA, 76 percent of individuals with a substance abuse problem hold a job. However, many people are afraid that seeking treatment will hurt their career or get them fired. Luckily there are laws against this. Addiction is considered a mental illness, and people with addiction disorders are protected against discrimination in the workplace.

Many of those individuals are afraid that seeking treatment will hurt their career or get them fired. Luckily there are laws against this – such as employee assistance programs for drug rehabilitation. Addiction is considered a mental illness, and people with substance use disorders are protected against discrimination in the workplace.

At Harmony Place, we’re especially receptive to individuals who need to take time away from their jobs in order to receive treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. Our working professionals program accepts individuals from a host of different professions, but some of the more common ones include:

  • First Responders
  • Doctors and Nurses
  • Lawyers
  • Dentists
  • Pilots
  • Athletes
  • Business Executives
  • Union Members
  • Blue Collar Workers

In all truth, if you’re in any viable career and you’d be looking to return to the same job and responsibilities once you complete rehab, then you’re considered a working professional.

Harmony Place helps working professionals get back on track through a continuum of care – spanning from detox and residential treatment to outpatient and aftercare services. We believe in long-term treatment because that’s what it truly takes to have your best chance of maintaining sobriety.

And, don’t worry about being away from work for too long. You can return to work once you graduate our residential treatment program and move into our luxury transitional living home. During this phase of care, you will continue your treatment through outpatient programming, allowing you more time and flexibility to begin working again.

Learn More: Transitional Living

Amenities That Professionals Can Look Forward To

If you’re in a highly rewarding profession and you’re used to living a certain level of comfort, you’ll find that our residential facility and program are geared toward accommodating your lifestyle.

These are some of the features of our residential program and the amenities you can look forward to:

  • Gated, expansive property in a quiet neighborhood
  • Program limited to only 12 residents at most
  • High staff-to-client ratio
  • Three meetings weekly with your dedicated therapist
  • Gender-separated living quarters
  • Opulent furnishings and fixtures
  • Gourmet meals customized to your tastes and health needs by our talented chef
  • On-site exercise equipment and backyard pool
  • Beautifully landscaped property
  • Laptops with web access
  • Half-hour drive to the nearest Pacific Ocean beach

Detailed Discharge Planning

Designing a strong and robust support network after residential care is an essential feature required to complete your continuum of care. We believe that each individual needs a reliable support system in place so that they are better able to succeed during the often-difficult transition back into daily sober life.

Discharge planning and aftercare services are coordinated by our licensed discharge specialist and your primary therapist, and typically include:

  • Therapeutic referrals
  • Medical or psychiatric referrals
  • Scheduling first appointments with aftercare treatment providers
  • Transitional housing recommendations
  • Arranging transition to intensive outpatient programs (IOP)
  • Providing local support group meeting directories
  • Referrals to other required support resources

Should You Change Jobs After Rehab?

If you’re looking to take advantage of your employer’s employee-assisted rehab program, let us provide guidance:

1 (888) 789-4330

Group Therapy

You’ll Feel Right at Home

As with most other treatment centers, Harmony Place utilizes a significant amount of group therapy and education during client’s time with us. The difference is, here you’ll be among like-minded peers in your various groups.

Many of the other residents come from high-stakes professions as well, so there’s a good chance they will have similar backgrounds, likes and preferences to yours. Having more in common with your peers in recovery will really open up group sessions and make your time in treatment that much more enjoyable.

Learn more about how our program caters to CEOs and high-ranking executives by downloading your free copy of this eBook:

Executive’s Guide to Addiction Recovery
Frequently Asked Questions

Employee-Assisted Rehab Program FAQs

Do you have any additional questions about addiction treatment for working professionals or the Harmony Place rehabilitation process? See if we have your answer in these frequently asked questions below, or reach us directly if there’s any specific question you need answered.

What kind of substances are working professionals commonly getting treated for?

Working professionals come to us with a litany of different addictions, but the most common kinds we end up treating are:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription painkillers
  • Heroin
  • Stimulants (especially Adderall)
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Antidepressants

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Will my job be in danger if I decide to take time off to pursue rehab?

Per the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, you will likely be eligible to take up to 12 weeks off work for a serious health condition, and this implicates addiction treatment. If eligible, you can’t be fired from your position for seeking addiction treatment, although you will likely not get paid during your time away, of course.

The FMLA led to the creation of employee assistance programs (EAPs), of which each employer now has its own variation.Some of the eligibility requirements to take advantage of an EAP include:

  • You’ve worked for the same employer for the last 12 months.
  • You’ve worked at least 1,250 hours in those 12 months (equal to approximately 156 eight-hour days).
  • The employer has at least 50 employees who live within a 75-mile radius.

Some employers may let you use some or all of your paid leave during your time away. Even if you don’t meet all of the requirements above, you still may qualify employee-assisted rehab program. Interpretations of FMLA and EAPs vary from state to state, so feel free to contact us for help in understanding what you qualify for.

What does your entire treatment process consist of?

Clients have the option of staying at our spacious transitional living home during the outpatient phase of treatment. Our transitional home provides a similar level of luxury and comfort as our residential facility, and is located in the same area of town. Clients will have the opportunity to resume some, if not all, of their work responsibilities during this time.

The Harmony Place continuum of care progresses in following fashion:

  • Detox Treatment
  • Residential Program
  • Outpatient Care
    • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
    • Outpatient Program (OP)
  • Aftercare Services

Find the Right Place to Detox

Make note that most clients don’t participate in all three outpatient programs after the 30-day residential program; we assess their current state and then determine which outpatient program would best suit their needs (with PHP being the highest level of outpatient treatment).

Do you involve the family in the treatment process?

Of course. Harmony Place firmly believes that your family needs to play an active role in your recovery for the effort to be successful. Your family needs to understand your addiction inside and out and provide continued support in your recovery journey.

So as you’re taking advantage of an employee assistance program for drug rehab, we keep the lines of communication open with your family during your entire stay, and we even solicit their input during the initial treatment-planning process. Better yet, they can periodically come to our facility for monthly family therapy sessions, and we offer weekend multi-family group meetings as part of our curriculum.

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