In this Keynote address for the 2017 International Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) Annual Conference, Dr. Paul Roman provides a rare exploration of the foundational thinking behind the creation of EAP Core Technology and an examination of its inherent adaptability today. Presented as an interview with EAPA CEO Greg DeLapp, expect an insightful, at times biting, sometimes humorous look at the movement from a central focus on alcoholism through the current workplace challenges of opioids, cannabis, behavioral health, wellness, and significant changes in the world of work itself. Discussions include EAP intent, approaches to service delivery, the re-emergence of EAP focus on addiction, EAP consultation, and the future of employee assistance as a profession. Dr. Roman, has been at the University of Georgia since 1986. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University in 1968. He is an expert on the management of substance dependence in the workplace, macro and micro dynamics of the treatment of alcoholism, and implementation of policies in workplaces.