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What is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
An employee assistance program (EAP) is a worksite-based program designed to assist in the identification and resolution of productivity problems associated with employees impaired by personal concerns, including, but not limited to, health, marital, family, financial, alcohol, drug, legal, emotional, stress, or other personal concerns which may adversely affect employee job performance.

The EAP Association (EAPA) is the largest, oldest, and most respected professional association for persons in the employee assistance program field. EAPA represents more than 7,000 individuals and organizations around the globe with an interest in employee assistance.

Founded in 1971, EAPA has been working to develop and maintain the best possible workplace relationships for people around the world. EAPA members follow professional standards and a strict code of ethics, which includes a firm commitment to protect and uphold confidentiality.