Employee Assistance Program for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation
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.
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
- 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.