URMC / Life-Work Connections Employee Assistance / Life-Work Connections/EAP Blog / May 2019 May 2019 Too Special to Be Alcoholic? Suspected alcohol dependence can be difficult to spot, and we oftentimes may become afraid of what to do. This article describes a common response family members may have that, if not addressed, may make the alcohol abuse worse. When Employees Struggle with Opioid Addiction With the opioid epidemic, coworkers are likely to be aware of a suffering coworker but unaware of how to be helpful. This article helps describe a few things to keep in mind, and where to look for more information. Quick, Make a Speech! Public speaking is one of the more common fears we all have, but don’t let that get in the way of doing the great job you’re capable of. This article has thoughtful pointers on creating a great speech and who to reach out to for help. Working Under Pressure Does your ability to get work done change when there is an upcoming deadline, high stakes, or too much work to get done in the time you have? This article has some practical and effective tips to help you thrive under pressure. Dozing Off with Digital Media Is your child falling asleep with technology aglow? This can be harmful and habitual. This article provides information about what to look out for and who to contact for help.