began in 1989 as the Counseling
Connection Inc. a national mental health consumer advocacy
and referral service established by a group of mental health
In 1993, CCI
began working to help combat the problem of drugs in the workplace. Several
states had passed the Drug-Free Workplace Act, which required certified
employers to provide employee assistance resources but Employee Assistance
Programs were often costly, inflexible and only available to large employers.
As CCI worked with
the state and national Drug-Free Workplace Programs, they began to realize
the great need for innovative employee assistance programs that could
customize their services for organizations of all sizes.