The Peer Volunteer Program is a collaborative Company-Union program of volunteers experienced in alcohol/drug recovery or recovery as a family member of an alcoholic/addict. The Peers make themselves available to LADWP employees with alcohol/drug problems or employees who have loved ones with alcohol/drug problems. This program provides employees with a resource for help before the problem negatively affects his or her employment.
The program assists employees by providing resources and referrals and/or in obtaining treatment for substance abuse. Peer support is also provided for those recently returned to work from alcohol or drug treatment. The Peer Volunteer Program is offered to employees as an alternative resource to approaching a supervisor or the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) about a problem they may be having with alcohol or drugs.