EAPIf there's a workplace thatcould use an employee assistance program, it'd be Mad Men'sSterling Cooper Draper Pryce. The workers in the fictionaladvertising agency openly drink like fish on and off the job andwork in an environment that would make today's HR pros want tocringe.

But while Don Draper might laugh at the idea of calling an EAPfor help with his drinking, millions of American workers have takenadvantage of EAPs since employers began offering them.

In fact, EAPs began life as “Occupational Alcohol Programs” andwere focused on helping employees who were experiencing problemswith alcohol. 

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