Local 591 EAP / Member Assistance
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The Treatment Process
(Excerpts from addictionblog.org)
What Happens During Alcohol Rehab Treatment?
Upon entering treatment, you will participate in a complete diagnostic evaluation that will lead to an individualized treatment plan. The evaluation and treatment plan are used to determine the types, level and intensity of services you will receive and to manage the course of the treatment over time. Several typical treatment strategies may be offered singularly or in combination to people. They include the following:
1. Detoxification – Some people have such a serious physical dependency that they may have to be carefully withdrawn from the chemicals (including alcohol) to address the potentially serious medical consequences of abruptly stopping usage. A physician often supervises this process. Because it does not treat the behavioral or psychosocial causes leading to the chemical dependence, detoxification should be followed by behavioral treatment. 2. Individual Therapy – You will work with a professional therapist (counselor, social worker, psychologist) to understand the factors that lead to alcohol abuse, and to develop coping strategies to deal with the compulsions in order to live differently.
3. Group Therapy – Professionally led group counseling or therapy is a central part of treatment. By offering mutual support, these sessions allow participants to share insights, reinforce therapeutic gains, and to exert group accountability on individual behavior. Often, group therapy is provided to individuals who share some common experience or unresolved issue such as trauma survivors, gender specific focus, criminal justice involvement, parenting focus, etc.
4. Pharmacological Therapy – Some patients receive medication to help decrease the physical craving for alcohol. Medications such as naltrexone, disulfiram, and acamprosate can help you participate more easily in aspects of treatment.
5. Toxicology Screening and Monitoring – Treatment includes a process for monitoring continued abstinence from alcohol. This is accomplished through urine, blood and breath testing.
6. Vocational Rehabilitation – Many people in treatment programs are employed full time, while others enter treatment unemployed with minimal marketable skills. During rehab you may have the option to work with trained vocational specialists who will assist with skill development (resume writing, job seeking skills), gaining work experience, educational assistance, and with finding and maintaining employment.
7. Health and Medical Services – Treatment programs give a complete physical examination or arrange for one to be provided upon initial admission. They also monitor other health conditions and diseases. Treatment programs are especially alert for certain diseases that are highly prevalent among drinkers (hepatitis, tuberculosis, or liver disease).
8. Family Strengthening – Alcoholic drinking strains and sometimes fractures important family relationships. Quality treatment programs offer services to strengthen family functioning and promote family reunification. A wide range of services (depending on your circumstances) and could include: family counseling, parenting education, childcare and services to prevent or respond to domestic violence, trauma, or child abuse
9. Case Management – The multiple, complex needs of most people who enter alcohol rehab extend beyond the chemical dependence services. For example, people may need help with housing, transportation, court advocacy, childcare, or child welfare services. If necessary, treatment centers will work with you to arrange these critical services, make referrals, and assist in the exchange of vital information with other resources. They can also help you overcome difficulties accessing or participating in such services.
Your Employee Assistance program representative (listed on the second page) can help with the treatment process EAP coordinators do not make clinical diagnoses or clinical evaluations, however, they are trained to make a basic assessment of your situation and refer you to an appropriate resource for a more detailed evaluation. EAP coordinators will follow up to ensure you have been able to access services that addressed the difficulty you were experiencing.
Benefits and you
American provides job-protected leave for FMLA-eligible team members, which includes up to a total of 12 work weeks of leave in a 12-month rolling backward period for one or more of the FMLA qualifying reasons (more on this below).
To be eligible for FMLA Leave:
· You need to be a team member of the company working in a location in the United States, or in any territory or possession of the United States;
· You have been employed by the company for at least 12 months on the date on which FMLA is to begin;
· You have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the start of the leave. The exception to this is flight crew team members who must have worked or been paid for at least 60 percent of the applicable monthly guarantee and worked or been paid for at least 504 hours (the hours worked do not include sick or medical leave or vacation time during the previous 12-month period).
What’s an FMLA qualifying reason under the company’s policy?
· Your own serious health condition that makes you unable to perform the functions of your job;
· The birth of your child;
· Placement of a child for adoption or foster care with you;
· Care of your spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition;
· A qualifying urgent need while your spouse, child or parent is on active duty or called to covered active duty status, or has been notified of an impending call or order to covered active duty. See the FMLA Military Leave and Military Caregiver Leave pages for more information.
In addition, American will provide a special leave that permits eligible team members to take up to 26 weeks of job-protected leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness (Military Caregiver Leave). Eligible flight crew team members are entitled to 156 days of Military Caregiver Leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness. See the FMLA Military Leave and Military Caregiver Leave pages for more information.
Find additional information regarding FMLA in the Family and Medical Leave Act policy.
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Local 591 EAP / Member Assistance Representatives
Ken Morse- (815) 483-8585 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Region National EAP and Benefits–Member Assistance Program Coordinator
Tony Lepore- (940) 536-8817- email@example.com
National Benefits and EAP-Member Assistance Coordinator
Danny Wilson-(631) 334-0933- firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeast Region Member Assistance Program EAP and Benefits Coordinator
Rawle Skeet- (954) 559-7505- email@example.com
Southeast Region Member Assistance Program EAP and Benefits Coordinator
Sean Bruno- (310) firstname.lastname@example.org
West Region Member Assistance Program EAP and Benefits Coordinator
John Hadaway- (817) 637-8075- J.email@example.com
Southwest Region Member Assistance Program (Terminal) EAP and Benefits Coordinator
David San Miguel- (817) 875-5808- D.firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Region Member Assistance Program (Hangar) EAP and Benefits Coordinator
For Assistance please call above.
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