It's True!If your employee was treated for alcoholism or an addictive disease, you may be aware of it. Remember that a relapse (a return to drinking or using drugs) is possible. Relapse does not mean failure, but intervention must be quick and certain. Few persons with long-term sobriety achieved it without a relapse along the way. A referral back to the EAP is necessary in the event of relapse or a return to performance problems.
Refer to your organization's policies or agreement with your employee, if one was produced at the time of referral to the EAP or treatment. If in doubt about what to do, note the general trend in improvement of your employee's performance. Don't forget to ask for help, either from the EAP, or your HR representative.