Employee assistance programs (EAPs) have various forms and offer different services across organizations but are generally thought of as systems of programs and resources implemented to support the health and well-being of an organization’s employees. An organization may choose to implement an EAP for many reasons, including cost reductions, health care or employee turnover, as well as prevention and treatment of problems that directly affect the organization’s productivity or quality of services.

Employee assistance programs offer help with various problems encountered by employees, both personal and work related. Although there are no requisite services that must be offered to deem the organizational assistance as an official EAP, typical services include the following: counseling for substance abuse, including alcoholism; family or marital issues; problems with coworkers or ...

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