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Affordable Employee Assistance Program Helps with Substance Use Challenges

In response to the substance use epidemic in Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce created a multi-agency partnership which offers an affordable employee assistance plan (EAP) to help colleagues and their families struggling with work or personal life issues. REACH EAP, offered by Diamond Healthcare, is a confidential, short-term, counseling service for employees with problems that affect their work performance or their personal life at a rate of $9.50 per employee per year. Workshops and webinars are scheduled to help answer employer questions start 1/26/17.

REACH EAP services include:
– Face-to-face, telephonic and virtual appointments available for both employees and family members.
– Support for supervisors who may have employees with substance abuse or other issues impacting their work life.
– Critical incident consultations and services.

Partners in the EAP announcement include:
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Rogers & Gray Insurance, Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, CCYP, Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council, Cape Cod Homebuilders & Remodelers Association, Cape Cod Tech Council, and the chambers of commerce for Eastham, Greater Hyannis, Brewster, Mashpee, Wellfleet, Sandwich, Canal Region, Harwich, Falmouth, Chatham, Yarmouth, Orleans, Truro, Dennis and Provincetown.

To read full press release, please click here.
For more information on the plan and workshops, please click here.

The Cape Cod Champer of Commerce is a member of the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council (RSAC) that links towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod to identify and address regional gaps and disparities in the service provider system, and to maximize inter-agency collaboration, funding, and resource opportunities. RSAC facilitates a regional approach to substance use across the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.