LifeWorks Feature for August: Addiction and Recovery, Substance Abuse

LifeWorks, Illinois Tech’s Employee Assistance Program, offers a new work-life balance highlight each month. This month’s feature is addiction and recovery. There’s also a special feature for managers on substance abuse.

Millions of people nationwide are struggling with a drug or alcohol abuse problem. You may have a co-worker, friend, child, partner, or other loved one with a substance abuse problem. Opioids alone claim more lives than motor vehicle crashes, according to recent government statistics.

For help and support for yourself or a loved one, see the Addiction and Recovery feature, live on the LifeWorks homepage in “Featured Articles” through Friday, August 31.  Managers can refer to the Substance Abuse Manager Feature, available during the same timeframe.

Finally, did you know that Lifeworks offers a Life Coaching service? If you’re feeling motivated about moving forward with a life goal but don’t know where to start in order to achieve it, give LifeWorks a try.

Remember that for these or any other work-life balance issues you may be experiencing, you can contact LifeWorks any time for confidential support, 24/7.

  • Online:
  • Username: please see the HR Portal
  • Password: please see the HR Portal
  • Toll-free, 24/7 phone line: 888.456.1324
  • En español: 888.732.9020
  • TTY: 800.999.3004
  • Download the “LifeWorks” app, available in iTunes and Google Play

For more information on LifeWorks, please visit the HR Portal Employee Assistance Program page.