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When one has a mental health condition it can impact all areas of their life, especially their work environment. It is stated that eight in ten workers refrain from seeking help for a mental health condition or addiction because of the stigma and shame associated with these illnesses. There is also assumption that one will get fired from a job if they admit to having a problem and needing to leave work for treatment. It is important to be educated on the access to FMLA leave for addiction treatment. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) legally assures that employees have the opportunity to take time off on unpaid leave for serious family needs and medical reasons, including treatment for addiction. Covered employees can take job-protected leave for a total of 12 work weeks in any 12-month time period for treatment and recovery for themselves or close family members.

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