Mega Session | The Missing Piece in the EAP and Benefits Puzzle

  • Room: Juniper 2-4
  • Session Number: MS1
Tuesday, April 05, 2022: 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM


Cheryl Brown Merriwether
HR Veteran; Vice President and Executive Director
ICARE – International Center for Addiction and Recovery Education


Mental health and substance misuse and abuse has been a growing, silent problem among employees, and has only intensified during the pandemic with millions of employees struggling with addiction while coping with COVID-19. Not only do many employers not do enough to help with this major issue, but many workplace cultures exacerbate the problem. What can be done? In this session, you’ll learn how education, EAPs, benefits programs and more can combat addiction that may be lurking in your workplace.


Learning Objectives

• Learn how the pandemic has increased mental health issues, substance misuse and addiction
• Identify the awareness and prevention gaps that exist within EAP and benefits programs
• Explore emerging trends and workplace solutions that increase engagement, utilization and awareness

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