This article provides a good overview of the issues and offers some core references. I have three comments. First, EAPs are private sector providers of mental health services, but have become commodities that are increasingly defined by clinical time limits and other cost containment measures (which, in turn, are related to profit maximization). There are no credible studies to determine effectiveness of EAP counselling, and it may well be that a substantial amount of money is expended nationally for very little clinical benefit. Second, harassment and bullying in the workplace are correctly identified as significant contributors to mental health problems. They should be of primary concern because they represent preventable harm that is caused within the workplace. Finally, it is worth noting that gambling is unique among addictions in that the "provider" is government, which plays a direct role in the onset of problems in much the same manner as tobacco and alcohol providers.