What is FMLA?
The United States Department of Labor first implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993. This U.S. labor law requires covered employers to provide their employees with unpaid, job-protected leave for qualified medical or family-related reasons. An employee who utilizes FMLA for alcohol detox will still have access to group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions they would have had they not taken leave.
Eligible Employees Have Access To:
- Twelve work-weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for the birth of a child, caring for an ill family member or dealing with a serious health condition that makes completing work tasks difficult
- OR, Twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the service member’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).
If you are currently employed full-time and you have been struggling with alcohol abuse or alcoholism, you might qualify for job-protected leave under FMLA. Alcoholism is a complex illness, and a person who struggles with alcoholism experiences a range of symptoms which must be treated in a designated treatment center. Alcoholism does not resolve on its own over time; in order for a person to get better they need to seek professional help.
At Pine Tree Recovery Center we employ evidence-based detox methods including medication assisted treatment, behavioral therapy and holistic approaches to recovery. Our main priority is providing our clients with a safe and pain-free alcohol withdrawal while equipping each individual with the healthy coping mechanisms and life skills they need to stay sober for years to come. today to learn more.