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 drug rehab 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:
- 12 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 (such as addiction) that makes completing work tasks difficult
- OR, 26 work-weeks 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 benzo abuse or addiction, you might qualify for job-protected leave under FMLA. Addiction is a complex illness, and a person who struggles with drug addiction of any type or severity experiences a range of symptoms which must be treated in a designated treatment center. Addiction does not resolve on its own over time, especially when a substance as addictive as benzodiazepines are involved. Additionally, the symptoms associated with benzo withdrawal can be life-threatening if they are not closely overseen by a team of medical professionals in a safe and secure environment.
In order for a person to get better they need to seek professional help. At CuraWest 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 heroin 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.