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  • EAPA's 2013 online Conference On Demand is now available!
  • New market research report reviews growth of EAP services in Australia
  • Study: Workplace benefits key in Latin America
  • Finally — Equal coverage for mental illness
  • 5 ways companies can make sure they're following the ADA
  • Young people who abuse prescription meds more likely to use other drugs later
  • Canada's police force under fire for lack of mental health help for officers
  • UK employers urged to help tackle alcohol misuse
  • Potential new addiction treatment for cocaine
  • Handling 'loudmouths' in the workplace

  • EAPA's 2013 online Conference On Demand is now available!
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    Keynote and breakout sessions from EAPA's 2013 Annual World EAP Conference are now available online! The Conference on Demand allows you to connect to recorded conference sessions and presenter handouts any time, at your convenience. The Unlimited Access Pack provides you unlimited access to all 2013 Annual World EAP Conference Sessions PLUS all 2012 World EAP Conference sessions! Earn PDH/CE contact hours 24/7 at your convenience through Oct. 31, 2014. Conference attendees who purchased the Best Value Package were sent login credentials on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Even if you did not attend the conference and purchase the Best Value Package, you can still purchase the Unlimited Access Pack today for the low rate of $299 for EAPA members, $399 for nonmembers. Take a look at EAPA's 2013 Conference On Demand today!
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    New market research report reviews growth of EAP services in Australia
    IBISWorld via PRWeb
    A new research report finds that the Australian EAP industry has grown strongly over the past five years because of increased demand and high pricing. Due to the large number of well-educated and experienced staff working in the industry, particularly psychologists and counselors, industry wages are high, resulting in high industry revenue. In the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is estimated to increase at annualized 6.1 percent as service levels and demand have increased. The market study predicts that over the next five years, the Employee Assistance Program Services industry is expected to continue to grow at a strong rate. More client companies will be looking to implement EAP services to assist staff with problems, which will help to retain existing workers and attract potential new employees. More new companies are expected to enter the industry, resulting in lower profit margins as competition increases.
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    Study: Workplace benefits key in Latin America
    MetLife via WorldatWork
    Companies in Latin America are looking to employee benefit programs to increase employee productivity and attract and retain talent in a highly competitive business environment, according to a study by MetLife. The MetLife Latin America Employee Benefits Trends Study surveyed employees and employers in Brazil, Chile and Mexico to gain insights into employee loyalty, talent retention and productivity. According to the study, a majority of employers in all three countries — 99 percent in Mexico, 87 percent in Chile and 85 percent in Brazil — said that offering benefits is tied to their efforts to increase employee productivity.
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    Finally — Equal coverage for mental illness
    The New York Times
    The Obama administration will complete a generation-long effort to require insurers to cover care for mental health and addiction just like physical illnesses when it issues long-awaited regulations defining parity in benefits and treatment. The rules, which will apply to almost all forms of insurance, will have far-reaching consequences for many Americans. In the White House, the regulations are also seen as critical to President Barack Obama's program for curbing gun violence by addressing an issue on which there is bipartisan agreement: making treatment more available to those with mental illness could reduce killings, including mass murders.
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    5 ways companies can make sure they're following the ADA
    The Business Journals
    Recent U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuits are causing employers to evaluate how well they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There are many possible accommodations employers can offer employees with a physical or mental condition under the ADA.
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    Young people who abuse prescription meds more likely to use other drugs later
    University of Michigan via Medical Xpress
    High school seniors who misuse prescription pain medications risk abusing other controlled substances as young adults, a new University of Michigan study indicates. The study found that about a third of 18-year-olds who took prescription opioids, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, for nonmedical purposes reported continued misuse of these substances into their early-to-mid-20s.
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    Canada's police force under fire for lack of mental health help for officers
    CBC News
    VideoBrief Canada's RCMP are coming under fire for failing to provide adequate mental health support to members dealing with traumatic situations on the job. The criticism comes from those who have seen the toll on RCMP members firsthand, including widows and experts, as well as from current members and veterans.
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    UK employers urged to help tackle alcohol misuse
    OnMedica
    U.K. employers should use preemptive action to reduce harm and increase productivity among workers who drink too much, says Don Shenker, director and founder of the Alcohol Health Network writing on bmj.com. He says the "workplace culture of mixing alcohol with off-duty relaxation ... remains as strong as ever in the U.K.'s private and public sectors."
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    Potential new addiction treatment for cocaine
    WTAJ-TV
    VideoBriefResearchers are excited about a potential new treatment for cocaine addiction. It's a medication already approved by the FDA to treat epilepsy and migraine headaches. Now scientists at the University of Maryland say topiramate, or Topamax, could be the first reliable drug to help treat cocaine dependence.
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    Handling 'loudmouths' in the workplace
    Human Resources Executive Online
    Most workplace groups will assume those who speak the loudest, or the most — those who exude confidence — are knowledgeable. Unfortunately, that is often not the case, says Bryan Bonner is a professor of management and organizational behavior at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business. And this can prove costly to businesses that may be both relying too heavily on inaccurate insights and missing out on the accurate and well-informed, insights that are not shared.
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