The Employee Assistance Program

Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency

The City of New York is concerned about the well being of its employees and their family members. The abuse of alcohol and other substances can have an enormous impact on work and family.  The cost to an individual can include the loss of wages, health related issues, personal and family problems. The disease of chemical dependency can effect any individual regardless of age, race and ethnic group or income level.


If you or a family member has a problem with chemical dependency the NYC EAP can help. We offer free and confidential assistance.  If treatment is necessary the NYC EAP can assist in making a referral to a provider that is covered by your health benefits. The NYC EAP can be reached at (212) 306-7660 or e-mail


Employees of the Police Department may use their agency's EAP or the New York City EAP for Alcohol abuse treatment services. If you wish to access chemical dependency treatment services you must self-refer through your health plan.


To learn more about alcoholism and chemical dependency call or click on any of the links below:

  • New York City Department of Health at
  • Inter-group Association of Alcoholics Anonymous of NY (intergroup) at (212) 647-1680
    or (212) 870-3400 or
  • NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services at
  • NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse at
  • SAMHSA National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at
  • Al-Anon Infocenter at (800) 344-2666 or
  • Narcotics Anonymous at (212) 929-6262
  • Pills Anonymous at (212) 874-0700