Improving employment outcomes for chronic alcoholics: Applying the supported employment model

Debra A. Harley, Cheryl D Hanley-Maxwell

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Alcohol use and alcoholism have massive and far-reaching effects on employment. The consequences of lost employment and reduced productivity as a result of alcohol use can be circumvented through the use of supported employment services. The purpose of this article is to present the implications of using the supported employment model to assist chronic alcoholics in their employment. Several components of supported employment (ecological assessment, job training, job sharing, and ongoing support) are presented as being beneficial to alcoholics in maintaining employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-673
Number of pages7
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes



  • Coworker-mediator model
  • Employment outcomes for alcoholics
  • Job sharing
  • Job training
  • Ongoing support
  • Supported employment and alcoholics
  • Transitional stages in employment for alcoholics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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