How Employers Can Choose the Right Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Program

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Finding the right behavioral health program that treats alcohol use disorder (AUD) that is easily accessible, affordable, and effective is difficult for many employers. There’s a wide variety of treatment options, guiding philosophies, and methods of treatment. How can employers confidently choose a program that employees will utilize and result in successful health, social, and professional outcomes for them?

One key question to ask any behavioral treatment program is whether it adopts a harm reduction approach. This approach is a foundation that can lead to favorable outcomes as it prioritizes what employees want, meets them where they’re at to optimize utilization, and uses evidence-based treatment methods.

As employees assess various treatment programs, they should consider how accessible they are, whether they’re using proven and/or evidence-based methods, and have goals aligned with employees. These considerations will help employers select a treatment option that results in lower healthcare costs, absenteeism, presenteeism, and overall costs for the employer.

Our latest report is designed to guide employers towards the AUD treatment approaches employees prefer which also yield the greatest outcomes for the population. In it, you’ll find:

  • A primer on harm reduction in order to properly identify programs that utilize the approach
  • Employees’ preference on goals, accessibility, and specialization.
  • How harm reduction can lead to successful outcomes measured by a global Alcohol Risk Score.
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