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Employee Assistance

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are important workplace drug and alcohol prevention measures. Alcohol abuse and the use of illegal or other drugs are serious workplace problems. Nearly three-quarters of those who use illegal drugs also work. Alcohol remains the leading substance of abuse as one in every ten people in the U.S. has an alcohol problem.

Pivot offers employee assistance services.

Pivot can help your employees and their family members by providing confidential short-term counseling, assessment and referral, to the next level of care.

Learn how Pivot can help you and your employees.


Some Facts About Alcohol In The Workplace:

  • Workers with alcohol problems were 2.7 times more likely than workers without drinking problems to have injury-related absences.
  • A hospital emergency department study showed that 35 percent of patients with an occupational injury were at-risk drinkers.
  • Breathalyzer tests detected alcohol in 16% of emergency room patients injured at work.
  • Analyses of workplace fatalities showed that at least 11% of the victims had been drinking.
  • Large federal surveys show that 24% of workers report drinking during the workday least once in the past year.
  • One-fifth of workers and managers across a wide range of industries and company sizes report that a coworker’s on- or off-the-job drinking jeopardized their own productivity and safety.

For additional information:  NCADD Fact Sheet:  Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Workplace.



Cosmetologists Care Program

Cosmetologists Caring for Their Clients through Education and Referral

Cosmetologists are in a unique position to provide support and encouragement to clients in need. Often, while providing health and beauty services, cosmetologists will lend an ear as their clients share their joys and concerns with them. Sometimes those clients may share concerns about problems with alcohol, drug use.


Cosmetologists Care is a free program designed to give cosmetologists accurate and helpful information they can pass on to clients who disclose their own or loved ones’ problems with alcohol and drugs.


Cosmetologists Care offers free training for salon staff to learn how to respond compassionately and helpfully to clients who share information about their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use; and free materials, such as a discrete sign, with takeaway flyers attached, for posting in a salon and palm cards, designed for handing out individually, listing what to look for and who to call regarding someone’s alcohol or drug problems.


Contact Pivot, via web form, email, or by calling 315-788-4660, to establish the Cosmetologists Care program in your salon or to renew your supplies.