Lesser-Known Company Benefits to Help You Stay Healthy After Rehab

legal statue: Company Benefits to Help You Stay HealthyFor anyone suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, one of the scariest thoughts about entering rehab might be that it could jeopardize your job. In-patient rehab treatment can last for a month or more, and if you work full-time, taking all that time off to get help with your addiction may seem unthinkable. However, what you might not know is that many companies have benefits in place that will protect your job while you are in rehab and help you continue to recover after rehab.

Federal laws against discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects individuals from being discriminated against in the workplace due to a disability, and because addiction is considered a disease, in many cases this act protects individuals recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction. Going to rehab often makes people less likely to lose their job, because missing more work due to a drug problem or coming to work under the influence is usually grounds for termination.

Family and Medical Leave Act

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, employees are eligible to take up to 12 work weeks of leave during a 12-month period if a serious health condition prevents them from performing their job. (U.S. Department of Labor) This can allow employees with an addiction to check into an in-patient treatment facility for several months if necessary.

Dental benefits

Drugs that can cause serious damage to your teeth and gums include marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, heroine, and methamphetamine. For recovering addicts, the dental benefits that many companies offer may help them repair their teeth so that they can present a professional appearance and have more confidence.

Flex hours

Some employers offer flex hours, allowing employees to work less on one day if they have worked extra hours in the past. This flexibility can allow employees to attend support group meetings or counseling sessions after completing rehab without jeopardizing their job.

Corporate volunteer programs

Volunteering can be a great way for recovering addicts to do something constructive and give back to the community, and many companies have corporate volunteer programs or will allow employees to take a paid day to go volunteer. Recovering addicts might find it particularly meaningful to volunteer at a rehabilitation facility.

Massage

Although this is a little less common, some companies—particularly in the entertainment and tech industries—offer free massages to their employees. Massage can be a productive way to help reduce stress after returning from rehab. This is particularly useful since stress is one of the biggest contributors to addiction and relapse.

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