What are TAP & TARP?

TAP stands for Teamsters Assistance Program. TARP is the Teamsters Alcohol Rehabilitation Program.

TARP's scope of practice is substance abuse issues. TARP offers employee awareness trainings on the effects of drugs and alcohol, as well as trainings for employers, unions, and shop stewards, on the signs and symptoms of substance abuse in the workplace, and the 10 steps to reasonable suspicion testing protocol.

TAP is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP’s provide confidential assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing personal problems.  TAP counselors are trained in conducting assessments and making referrals or providing information for problems that are identified in face-to-face or telephone interviews.  TAP also conducts trainings for employees, shop stewards, Business Agents and managers with the objective of increasing the number of people who use the EAP.

There is no cost to Teamsters for this benefit; costs are covered by the employer as part of the Health and Welfare medical benefit.  TAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Who Sponsors TAP and TARP?

TAP and TARP are both sponsored by Joint Council No. 7.  TARP was originally sponsored by Joint Council 38 and kept its name and identity when the two councils merged in 2010. TAP and TARP services are available to Teamsters (and their eligible dependents) who work for employers who provide medical benefits through participating Health and Welfare Trust Funds. Union members should check with TAP/TARP,  their Local or employer to know if they are eligible for services.

Why Do I Have the TAP/TARP Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?

TAP/TARP services are provided to you and your family so that Teamster members and their families may seek a better quality of life when problems arise for individuals in the family or for the family itself.

What Services Are Available for Me and My Family?

TAP counselors provide assessment, information, and referral services for any of the following:

Drug and Alcohol Problems Marital /Relationship Problems Anger Management
Parent-Child Conflicts Divorce Stress Management
Depression and Anxiety Problems of Adolescence Physical Abuse
Single Parenting Disability Adjustment Aging Parents
Career Change Death and Dying Financial Pressures
Job “Burnout” Sexual Problems Interpersonal Communication

Note: TARP focuses on Substance Abuse and related issues.

Where and When Can I Go to See a TAP Counselor?

TAP’s office is located at 80 Swan Way, Suite 320, Oakland, CA  94621

Counselors are available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm,  Monday through Friday

How Do I Contact TAP and TARP?

Call (800) 253-8326 or (510) 562-3600 to speak to a TAP counselor who will provide information about the options available to you and your family.

You can reach TARP at (800) 522-8277.

Schedule of Relapse Prevention Meetings

City Day and time each week Location Type of meeting Sponsor
FRESNO Tuesday; 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM NEW CONNECTIONS, 4411 N Cedar, Ste 108 OPEN (Birthday Night: 3rd Tuesday) TARP
LAFAYETTE Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM 100 Lafayette Circle, #103 OPEN Mt. Vista Farm
MODESTO Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM TARP, Teamsters' Local 948 122 "I" St. OPEN (Enter thru back door) Changing Echoes
OAKLAND Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM TAP, 80 Swan Way, Suite 320, Oakland WOMEN TAP
OAKLAND Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM TAP, 80 Swan Way, Suite 320, Oakland OPEN THE CAMP
OAKLAND Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM TAP, 80 Swan Way, Suite 320, Oakland OPEN TAP
OAKLAND Thursday, 3:00 - 4:30 PM TAP, 80 Swan Way, Suite 320, Oakland OPEN TAP
OAKLAND Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM TAP, 80 Swan Way, Suite 320, Oakland OPEN TAP
OAKLAND Third Saturday of the Month,  11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (Bring the family) TAP, 80 Swan Way, Suite 320, Oakland  (Enter thru back door) Birthday Celebration pot luck TAP
RENO Thursday, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Local 533, 1190 Selmi Drive, Reno, NV 89512 OPEN (No meeting on 3rd Thursday) TARP
SACRAMENTO Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Mercy Housing, MLK Jr. Village, 3900 W 47th Ave OPEN (Birthday Night: 2nd Monday) TARP
SALINAS Monday, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Local 890, 207 N. Sanborn Road (park behind building) OPEN (Birthday Night: 3rd Monday) TARP
SAN JOSE Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM 2000 A White Oaks Rd OPEN Support Systems
SANTA CRUZ Monday/Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM 200 7th Avenue (Carmel Room) OPEN Janus of Santa Cruz
SANTA ROSA Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM 3250 Guerneville Rd OPEN Campobello
STOCKTON Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 621 Wilshire Avenue OPEN Maynord's
VISALIA Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Local 517 - 512 W Oak Street OPEN (Birthday Night: Last Monday) TARP
WATSONVILLE Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM Lutheran Church, 95 Alta Vista St. Spanish/English TAP
WATSONVILLE Thursday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM 204 E Beach St. OPEN Janus of Santa Cruz