Substance Use & Addictive Behaviors
Are you, or is someone close to you, affected by substance use or other addictive behaviors?
MAP has trained professionals who offer confidential support and can provide specific recommendations for members and their family members, including referrals for treatment and other resources.
"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step." -- Naeem Callaway
"A little over a year ago, I met with you and you kindly and generously walked me through some of my options for treatments. You then helped me do intake at a facility, arranging the time and date of my stay.
When I came to the MAP office, I was terrified. I was afraid of losing my job and I was afraid of what it meant to go to rehab. Your calm disposition put me at ease. You made me feel respected and listened to. You were so welcoming and understanding. For my recovery, to have you on my side, for you to be one of the first people who helped me, it was exactly what I needed.
Today, I celebrate one year of sobriety.
Thank you so much for your professionalism and your humanity. You helped me get to where I am today."
- Member testimonial
Substance use questionnaire
Substance use affects more than 21 million Americans, regardless of race, education or career path. If you are questioning your relationship with drugs and alcohol, you are not alone. Use this questionnaire to reflect on your use of substances.
Shattering the Stigma: In Our Own Words
The UFT Member Assistance Program has partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-NYC) to bring a unique virtual presentation, In Our Own Voice, to our members. Hear from trained volunteers who are living with serious mental health conditions as they share their experiences of mental illness, recovery, and the resources that have supported them. Visit our Shattering the Stigma page for more information and to register for upcoming sessions.
How can my union support me or my loved one who is suffering due to substance use or addictive behaviors?
MAP has trained professionals who offer confidential support around addictive behaviors and can provide specific recommendations for treatment and resources. Read our FAQs to learn more about how MAP can support you.