Employee Substance Abuse Services

A delicate topic, substance use/abuse at work often requires the assistance of experienced professionals. There are personal as well as legal implications as substances such as marijuana become legalized. Preferred EAP helps employers navigate these choppy waters. 

We Stay With You

How do you know when employees are using or abusing drugs or alcohol? And how to you handle it if they are? At each step, from reasonable suspicion testing and intervention to follow-up counseling or termination, our employee substance abuse services focus on a compassionate and effective solution. 

Reasonable Suspicion Training

Make determinations with confidence with our two-hour training sessions.

About our program:

  • Gives employers and supervisors the skills and education needed to determine if an employee is using or abusing drugs or alcohol
  • Meets Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements
  • Comprehensive training designed for all company personnel
  • Abbreviated content for those not required to follow DOT regulations
  • Provides employees an opportunity, with appropriate assistance, to discontinue drug or alcohol use
  • Encourages successful completion of a counseling program

A recent study showed workers with alcohol problems were 2.7 times more likely than workers without such problems to have injury-related absences, and an estimated 70 percent of the 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed. These statistics can mean more accidents, higher medical claims expenses, unhealthy employees, unsafe working conditions, loss of productivity, and smaller profits.


According to a study published by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the annual cost of a single employee with an untreated substance abuse disorder ranges from $2,600 to more than $13,000, depending on the industry.

Would you like to talk with an EAP Counselor?
Call 610-433-8550.

Reasonable Suspicion

The Role of the Supervisor or Manager

Professional Workshops

See our professional workshops on Recognizing and Preventing Substance Abuse in the Workplace, U.S. Department of Transportation Training, Driver Drug & Alcohol Awareness, and Drug & Alcohol Education for Supervisory Personnel.