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Title:

Opioid Crisis In The Workplace

SKU:WC-1026376
Date / Time: 10/24/2017 / 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Format: Webinar
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Description:

Opioid Crisis In The Workplace

Addiction to opioids, including prescription pain relievers and heroin, is a full-blown American health crisis, claiming more lives than car crashes or homicides.

The toll in lost productivity, personal injury and health care cost is staggering. In fact, the National Safety Council recently found that 70 percent of employers report problems with opioid use by employees.

Exploding The Myths

  • Not just junkies: Abusers include doctors, lawyers, celebrities, executives and regular working folks
  • 21% to 29% of patients misuse their prescribed opioid medication
  • 8% to 12% develop opioid use disorder
  • 4% to 6% transition to heroin
  • 80% of heroin addicts started with prescription opioids
  • 39% of Employers Report Absenteeism from Drug Abuse
  • 29% Report Decreased Job Performance
  • 29% Report Employees Dealing With Family Member’s Addiction
  • 71% Believe Prescription Drug Addiction Should Be Treated as Disease
  • 19% Feel Prepared to Deal With Issue
In this eye-opening training led by an addictions treatment consultant and an experienced employment attorney, you will separate myth from fact and receive the latest guidance about how your organization should address this highly underestimated risk factor.

AGENDA
  • Scope of a Growing Problem…How and When the Crisis Began
  • What is Addiction...Who Are the Abusers
  • The Signs of Opioid Abuse Disorder
  • Treatment Options… What Works, How It’s More Than “Going to Rehab.”
  • Health Plans and Addiction Recovery… Medically Assisted Treatment
  • Conducting a Needs Assessment
  • Employer’s Perspective Direct and Indirect Costs of Opioid Abuse by Workers
  • Treat or Terminate?
  • Employer’s Legal Obligations and Liability
  • Worker’s Rights Under ADA and FMLA
  • Drug-Free Policies and Legal Prescriptions
  • Drug Testing and Prescription Painkillers
  • Education and Employee Assistance Programs
Bonus Materials
  • Employer’s Toolkit Guide: “The Proactive Role Employers Can Take”
  • Checklist to Update Your Drug-Free Policy and EAP
  • Fact Sheets and Handouts for Employee Education
  • Poster Series on Drug Safety and Disposal at Home
How To Access This Webinar

You will receive an email containing the phone number and course materials directly from the provider, Avant Resources, at least one day prior to the event.

About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

About The Provider: Avant Resources provides training webinars for HR professionals.
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