San Diego, CA/January 20, 2011–Studies show that alcoholics and problem drinkers are absent from work up to 8.3 times more often than normal. Annual U.S. productivity losses attributed to alcohol were estimated at $119 billion back in 1995. In addition, up to 40% of industrial fatalities can be linked to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
Alcoholism and Drug addiction affects workplaces all over the country. When an employee begins to suffer from a substance abuse problem or other issues that affect their work performance, many times they may utilize Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to help get their affairs in order and get back on track. Dr. Ann D. Clark is CEO and Founder of ACI Specialty Benefits. ACI is a Top Ten EAP and leading provider of student assistance programs, wellness, conierge and work/life services. Dr. Clark is a best-selling author and one of the original Certified Employee Assistance Professionals (CEAP). Dr. Clark spent some time with Treatment 4 Addiction to discuss the benefits of ACI and EAP Programs.
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