By Paul M. Roman

ISBN-10: 0899304591

ISBN-13: 9780899304595

Since the Nineteen Fifties, social scientists have committed severe recognition to the connection among alcohol and the place of work. in recent times, information of the super bills, either human and monetary, linked to alcoholism has ended in a dramatic elevate in either scholarly and useful curiosity within the box. even though researchers operating during this region are quite few, they've got sustained a full of life curiosity within the alcohol/work nexus and feature attracted others to the sector via meetings the place principles and study ideas are exchanged. the bigger a part of Alcohol challenge Intervention within the Workplace presents an updated thorough exam of the matter, the study, and the prospective solutions.

This quantity is directed towards either practitioners and researchers, supplying a variety of new facts and new principles that endure upon dealing with alcohol difficulties within the place of work. half I addresses matters in regards to the distribution and correlates of alcohol difficulties and alcohol use between staff. half II is headquartered on matters linked to worker advice courses. And half III is a basic end and assessment supplying feedback and implications for the practitioner within the place of work. simply because this assortment provides the most up-tp-date pondering and data on controlling alcohol difficulties within the place of work, it is going to be of specific curiosity to human source administration and to worker tips experts, who're now required to move a certification examination.

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The following two chapters are concerned with alcoholism treatment, one of the most vital and controversial issues associated with alcohol problem intervention in the workplace. Lisa K. Block's chapter offers data from a new research study which has focused on the organizational aspects of alcoholism treatment. She provides an overview description of findings about treatment center structure and then reviews the manner in which alcoholism treatment centers interface with the workplace and with employee assistance programs.

The processes of identification are viewed in a different manner in the chapter by William J. Sonnenstuhl. His focus includes the social interaction networks that affect the decision of the individual to go to the EAP, and then he describes the actual help-giving processes that go on within different EAP settings. His qualitative research method both contrasts with and enriches the preceding chapters with quantitative approaches. Janet S. Moore reviews the attitudinal context in which EAPs function, pointing out the importance of attitudes toward alcoholism in effecting the referral process as well as in determining how the employee who is recovering from alcoholism will be received back into the workplace.

Foote provides an especially valuable discussion on the value of the distinctions between prevention and intervention strategies. The processes of identification are viewed in a different manner in the chapter by William J. Sonnenstuhl. His focus includes the social interaction networks that affect the decision of the individual to go to the EAP, and then he describes the actual help-giving processes that go on within different EAP settings. His qualitative research method both contrasts with and enriches the preceding chapters with quantitative approaches.

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