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1.15.2018

Member story: Help with a substance abuse problem

Every day, Health Advocate helps people across the country improve their health, reduce their healthcare costs, meet health and wellness goals, and so much more. Here’s the story of one member, Jane, and how Health Advocate’s EAP+Work/Life program helped her handle a substance abuse problem.

The problem:

Jane was prescribed a number of medications to treat her depression and mood issues, including anti-anxiety drugs. Whenever stress mounted, she began reaching for more pills than she knew was healthy, but wasn’t able to stop. Her pill dependency started to affect her work.

How Health Advocate helped:

Jane called Health Advocate’s EAP+Work/Life program for help. Her EAP counselor:

  • Helped her sort through all the prescription medications she was taking
  • Suggested ways to follow the recommended regimen and monitor her use
  • Offered coping techniques to better manage stress
  • Connected her to resources about substance abuse

For Health Advocate members

If you are a Health Advocate member with access to our EAP+Work/Life service, please give us a call or log on to your member website to access personalized help with a wide range of issues.