Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Austin Community College provides a confidential, independent employee assistance program for employees and their families. Help is available for individuals with personal, work, or alcohol and drug abuse problems.
The EAP is an excellent resource for addressing difficult employee relations issues such as substance and alcohol abuse and work place conflicts. The EAP also provides training opportunities for employees and supervisors.
Under certain circumstances where drug or alcohol use or abuse is suspected, the employee may be required to attend the Employee Assistance Program. The supervisor shall consult with the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources to determine the terms of participation. The supervisor will provide the employee with written communication regarding the requirements to participate in the EAP.
The employee, as a condition of continued employment, must meet the requirements. If the employee does not complete the requirements the employee will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Access EAP Support 24/7, 365 days a year!
Employees who voluntarily seek treatment or counseling for drug or alcohol related problems are accommodated as much as possible to allow them to address the problem. Employees are encouraged to use available resources such as EAP, sick leave, FMLA leave, compensation time, and vacation leave in order to participate in a drug rehabilitation program.
In an emergency, call 911.
Local 24-Hour Crisis Line
Travis County residents: 512-472-HELP (4357)
Williamson County residents: 800-841-1255
Hays County residents: 877-466-0660
Travis County: 512-480-0004
Williamson County: 512-480-0004
Hays County 512-480-0004
Travis County: 512-444-0071
Williamson County: 512-444-0071
Hays County: 512-396-2060 or 512-444-0071
National Hotlines and Helplines
Al-Anon provides information on alcoholism and alcohol abuse and refers callers to local AL-ANON support groups established to help friends and families of alcoholics (1-888-4AL-ANON or 1-888-425-2666).
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A. World Services)
Provides information and support to recovering alcoholics through local chapters in communities nationwide (1-212-870-3400).
The American Council on Alcoholism Helpline
Provides referrals to alcohol treatment programs nationwide and provides written materials (1-800-527-5344).
Cocaine Anonymous provides information and support to individuals suffering from cocaine addiction (1-800-347-8998).
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Provides information and referrals (1-800-7296686).
Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace
This organization provides information about drug abuse prevention programs for employers and employees (1-202-842-7400).Back to Top